• Support for New Businesses

    Are you thinking about starting a business or within the first 3 years of trading?

Bury Council and the Business Growth Hub have launched the Start Smart programme, which is available to Bury residents who are interested in becoming self-employed and also businesses within the first 3 years of trading.

Support is available through workshops, events and one-to-one specialist advice, including:

  • Analysis of your business idea and explore the viability
  • Advise how self-employment may impact on your personal circumstances
  • Legalities of becoming self-employed / starting a business
  • Business and cash flow planning
  • Advice on where to access finance
  • Marketing
  • Recruiting and managing staff
  • New product development

For further information or to register your interest please call 0161 253 6535 or email investin@bury.gov.uk.

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COVID-19 Small Business Grant Scheme

Check for eligibility and confirm your bank details on the Bury Council - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - business grants.

  • £10,000 grant for occupied business premises in receipt of small business rates relief.
  • £25,000 grant to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses with rateable values between £15,000 and £51,000.