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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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    Does your business have relevance and value in 2022?

    There’s no doubt that most of us in business have found the last few years a challenge. So why do some businesses thrive, and others struggle to survive? Here are the steps you need to take to ensure your business is still relevant in 2022.

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    8 ways for business owners to unwind

    As a new business owner, it can be really tricky to switch off and take a proper break. Here are 8 ways to unwind over the Christmas period, whether you're still at work or have bagged some days off...

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