The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme
What is The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme?
The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme (HSUP) gives you access to 12 hours of free business support worth £1400 to help you start your business, survive and thrive. This can be in the form of workshops and networking, one-to-one business advice in person and online, incubation workspace usage and access to grants.
The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supported by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. This package of support available to you is being delivered by Wenta in partnership with STANTA.
Who is this programme for?
This free package of business start-up support is available to any resident of Hertfordshire that is starting a new business. Whether you're a budding dog walker, scientist, shop owner or accountant, the support still applies.
We can help you register your company!
You don't have to be a registered company in order to access this package of support. Simply get in touch and we can also help you register your business if you wish.
If you are starting a business in Hertfordshire and registered with 'The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme', you could be eligible for a 'match-funded' business start-up grant ranging from £500 to £3000* to help you get things set up.
This grant can be used towards any start-up or development costs which can be attributed to your new business such as:
- Marketing and promotional support
- Website development
- Professional/legal advice
- Financial planning/advice
- Intellectual property advice (trademarks, patents, design registration, copyright etc)
- Software applications (CRM software, financial software etc)
*Terms and Conditions apply. Subject to eligibility requirements.
One-to-one business advice
In-person, online or by phone:
- Get expert advice from your dedicated business advisor face-to-face. From help with writing your business plan to raising finance, your advisor will be there to guide you each step of the way.
- We understand that time is limited for small business owners and that some prefer to receive advice online or over the phone, rather than in person.
Workshops, webinars and networking
Attend our interactive business training at our Hertfordshire locations, or virtually via our webinars, to help you start-up and grow your new business venture.
You can choose to attend a range of webinars and workshops as part of your free 12-hour package of support.
Workspace designed for start-ups
Use your 12 hours of free support within our Hertfordshire business start-up incubators, located in Stevenage and Watford.
Our incubators offer an inspiring place for you to work from as you set your business up.
With modern, flexible hot-desking facilities, an on-site Business Advisor and other business owners to network with too, these premises provide you with the ideal environment for you to start your business in and grow rapidly.
Claim your free 12 hours of business support!
Claim your free 12 hours of business support worth £1400.
Plus, you could be eligible for a grant of up to £3000!*
If you require any further information on this programme please contact us:
T: 01438 310020 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org.Download HSUP flyer Live chat now Download Grant FAQs
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Case Study: Lee Robbins, BI Data Intelligence
Read how Lee Robbins from Stevenage secured a £3,000 business start-up grant from Wenta
The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme
The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
*The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is a partnership between Wenta, STANTA and Dacorum Borough Council. To register for this programme you must be a resident of Hertfordshire that is starting a new business.