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As a fledgling solopreneur I had a lot to learn when I started working with Mark Fordham. Over the course of 2017 the advice and support that I have had has kept my business on track. This mentoring has given me real confidence to make strategic decisions to move my business forward. The tax advice has been invaluable!"

Jo Bayne, Sweet Charity

What is The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme?

The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme 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, STANTA and Dacorum Borough Council.


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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.

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Incubators - shared workspace for start-ups

Use your 12 hours of free support within our award-winning business start-up incubators located across Hertfordshire. 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.

Workshops and networking

Attend our interactive business skills workshops at our Hertfordshire locations to help you start up and grow your new business venture.  

You can choose to attend any of the following workshops as part of your free 12 hour package of support.

One-to-one business advice

In person
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 rather than in person.  

If you prefer to access business advice online, you can speak to an advisor on Wenta's award-winning live chat business advice portal and also join the Wenta Online Community platform, the new social media network for small businesses.


Those receiving support on The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme may be eligible for a business grant, subject to eligibility requirements. Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to your business advisor for further details. 

Claim your free 12 hours of support

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If you require any further information on this programme please contact us on 01438 310020 or email [email protected]

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*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.