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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 700 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

  • A Guide to Creating a Solid Cash Flow Plan

    There’s no doubt about it, effective cash flow planning can be something of an art form to master. But it is crucial to get good at it to ensure the financial decisions you are making are the right ones.

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    When Is The Right Time to Take On An Employee?

    For a small business, taking on new employees can be daunting. Knowing the signs that your business is ready to grow will help you spot them early on and hire the right employee at the right time.

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