Business advice and support for new businesses

Enterprise For Success

Enterprise for success is a free programme of business support that is provided by East Staffordshire Borough Council and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.  This programme is open to any resident of the borough who is considering self-employment or starting a small business and for young businesses less than three years old. The programme is now closed. Further information to follow.

Being Your Own Boss

Want to start or grow your own business but note sure what to do next?

Want to realise your ambition of Starting or Growing Your Own Business, need some extra cash or just want the flexibility of Being your Own Boss?  Whether you want to be a Dog Walker and turn your passion for animals into a business or you have bigger plans and want to become the next Richard Branson: We Can Help!

Is this you?

  • An individual with a burning desire to start your own business
  • A new start-up needing additional support to grow effectively
  • An existing business owner struggling to build sales & profits
  • A great communicator who can build and motivate their own team
  • Someone who thinks “there must be more to life than this

Then attend one of our FREE 1 hour "Build a UK Business" workshop at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton-on-Trent.  You will be able to get a great understanding of what is involved in setting up your own business and how to build sales and profits.

To book your place go to or contact Chris Holden on 07967 197533 or email chris.holden@buildaukbusiness, .

For more information on Build a UK Business, please visit

Enterprise Workshop

Enterprise Workshop is open to anyone who is considering self-employment or starting a small business as well as supporting young businesses that have been trading for less than 6 months.

The programme is delivered by Wallis Training & Consultancy, They have and array of qualified business consultants , with extensive experience of working with small businesses and delivering a diverse range of training programmes, which have been designed to help individuals , who are considering working for themselves.

The delivery of the programme is based on three stages of growth , starting up , early stages and business expansion. On completion of the three stages , a mentoring programme / package will be in place as a progression route for the business.

Full  support, advice and guidance are provided in a relaxed and friendly manner, through a combination of seminars and workshops.

If anyone who has a seed of an idea but is unsure of what steps they need to take, to make it become a reality, they really would benefit from attending these workshops, as it will help them develop their vision into a clear business plan.

For further information and to book a place, please contact Pam Wallis on 07514 522572 or email

Growing Rural Enterprise Limited

Growing Rural Enterprise Limited, deliver innovative and meaningful learning opportunities for rural business. We inspire and make a difference to rural business, building confidence knowledge and skills.

What we do:

  • Courses and workshops for rural businesses
  • One to one coaching, mentoring and advice
  • Manage and deliver projects which help rural businesses start, develop and grow.
  • Working with partners to improve the rural economy, business sustainability and viability.

For Further information visit

Business Enterprise Support

For further information on business enterprise support, please visit

Federation of Small Businesses

For further information on business support for SME's, please visit

Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme

If you are out of work, aged between 18 and 30 and want to start your own business, the prince’s trust can offer you free support and training. They offer you three years of support and mentoring, and you may be eligible for a loan of up to £4,000.

For further information please visit

Enterprise Allowance

New enterprise allowance can provide money and support to help you start your own business if you're getting certain benefits. Contact jobcentre plus to apply or find out more, or visit