Start a business that sets you free

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Take your business to new heights

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Get closer to making that dream a reality

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Free support for freelancers, entrepreneurs and new businesses

Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step that most people never will.

Whether you have a big idea to get off the ground, an existing business which is facing some new hurdles, or you’ve decided it’s finally time to be your own boss; you are now part of the self-employment revolution.

The road’s going to be rocky, but journeys are always easier with the right people around you. Every entrepreneur, freelancer and small business owner goes through the same set of challenges, and since 2017 we’ve helped over 1,000 of them to come out on top. 

All of our training, courses, advice and resources are free of charge. Start and Grow Enterprise is devoted to helping Gloucestershire continue its reputation of self-starting innovation and invention, by making it easy to get the right support.


In business, knowledge is power

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    Where to Start with your New Business

    The Start and Grow Enterprise programme has been helping people to launch new businesses since 2017. With so many valuable resources on offer, how can you get the most out of the programme? Read on to find out what the team would recommend...

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    How To Gain Enterprising Skills at University

    As a student, you have access to a range of opportunities to develop your enterprising skills. Here we reveal the 5 key enterprising skills and how you can develop them at university.

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