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Business Start Up

So you are thinking about starting a new business? Or perhaps you already run a business, but are thinking about a new direction?

Our Business Account Managers (BAMs) can answer your queries directly.

Book a 1:1 with our BAMs

We have some statutory responsibilities you need to know about  - visit our Council Role page for more information.

We are the local authority with responsibility for Planning, Licensing and Environmental Health, you may need to contact us before starting your business so we can help you from day one.

This could be as simple as just telling us what you are doing, or you may need to apply for permission. Find out what the costs are before you start.

There are also some free resources which are worth looking through:

  • - The UK Government site, with guidance for businesses.
  • - Northamptonshire Growth Hub has plenty of free resources and courses, including Business Advisors who can help you startup. You may be able to apply for a grant, and you can register to attend free training events and networking opportunities to meet other entrepreneurs.
  • - SEMLEP – our local enterprise partnership have a wide range of business support and grants.
  • - We have put a checklist together to help you plan your business startup.