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Business Support & Advice

Starting a business can be both exciting and challenging. Whether you are already a fledgling business or on the cusp of going it alone we will share key sources of advice and support. Make the most of the free advice and guidance that is available to help you turn your ideas into a business.

Bury Means Business works closely with local, regional and national support services to make sure you can access free, specialist advice to make your start-up ambitions become a reality.

To speak with us about the support available to help you start, sustain or grow your Bury business email

The following organisations can provide you with up-to-date, appropriate and relevant advice and support:

Growth Company Business Growth Hub

The Growth Company Business Growth Hub support businesses at all stages of their growth journey with a broad range of services. They offer expert one-to-one and peer-to-peer business support, events, specialist programmes, funding and much more Business Growth Hub.

Your Bury Account Manager, Loide Costa, is happy to help you with your enquiries. You can contact her by email:

Self Service Business Support Portal

Helping with your business's support & funding requirements

Designed to help business owners navigate the landscape of publicly backed business support in Greater Manchester.

Not only that but the Growth Hub has recently added in a number of private sector investment funds and angel networks to support you in your funding journey.

By answering a few simple questions, they can identify what support and funding is available for your business, based on your individual business needs and goals.

Support for Your Business | Business Support Finder

PeoplePlus Enterprise

PeoplePlus Enterprise offers business support for those looking to start a business, or to grow an existing one. From 1-2-1 meetings, workshops and online learning, to further training and expert advice, PeoplePlus Enterprise can help your business not only survive, but thrive too.


EnterprisingYou is a specially designed programme to support self-employed individuals (including those who work in the gig economy) and small business owners to grow their income and business. 

Web: Enterprising You - Help for Self-Employed in Manchester

Good Employment Charter

The Good Employment Charter is a major step towards making sure that new and existing jobs right across Greater Manchester are underpinned by a commitments to equality, fair pay, and giving employees a say in how their workplaces are run - securing the city region as an area of employment excellence.

"As we face up to the challenges of these unprecedented times, the Good Employment Charter will be absolutely fundamental to our ambitions to build back better and fairer for all." Andy Burnham