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Start Up Advice

Do you have a new business idea?

If you are thinking of starting a business, you will need to come up with a realistic idea that you can turn into a product or service.

If you have an idea but aren’t sure how to progress further or what steps to take – you are in the right place.

Our trained Business Navigators can help you work out whether your idea has the capacity to be made into a reality.

Business Support Helpline

Starting a new business? The government’s Business Support Helpline offers advice and guidance to new businesses. It is the ideal first step into speaking to someone about starting a new venture. The service is available Monday to Friday from 9am – 6pm.


Phone: 0800 998 1098


Social media: View BusinessGov on Twitter and Facebook

Live webchat: Business Support Helpline (

Website: Visit Get help and support for your business – GOV.UK (