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 600 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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    Doors are Reopening: Health & Safety for your Small Business

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    Navigating business change in unprecedented times

    With the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic being felt across the globe, most business owners find themselves trying to make sense of it all. How do you navigate this change to give you the best possible chance of success?

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