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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.
  • Semlep Growth Hub A range of tools and resources, workshops and seminars to help local business in the South East Midlands Region (which includes Northamptonshire).
  • - University of Northampton Business Team:
    Accredited advisors offering startup and pre-startup business advice, as well as supporting Social Enterprise.
  • - WENTA:
    A range of free to access online services, webinars and access to business advisors, plus a wider range of workshops and seminars.
  • - A range of opportunities for study and personal growth as an Entrepreneur can be found at The Bettany Centre, part of Cranfield University School of Managment.