• Business - Support and 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.

Starting a business can be daunting. You might have a great idea, a passion to deliver a service or an exciting new product. 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 access free, specialist advice to make your start-up ambitions become a reality.

No doubt you will have lots of questions:

  • Do I have a good idea?
  • Is there a market for my service/product?
  • Why do I need a business plan?
  • Where can I get funding advice?

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

Growth Company Business Growth Hub

GC Business Growth Hub

The Greater Manchester Growth Company Business Growth Hub has a growth start up programme aimed at those wishing to start a business with the potential to employ five staff or turnover in excess of £250 000 within three years. Business Growth Hub

People Plus

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People Plus deliver start up support programmes to people who are unemployed, claiming Job Seekers Allowance or looking to start a new business for themselves. People Plus


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UENI will plan, design and launch your free website (terms and conditions apply - aimed at micro businesses - 0 to 5 employees). Join UENI - Claim your free website