Thinking of starting a business?

Starting a business is both exciting and rewarding, but it is also full of challenges.

Don't underestimate the level of commitment and resources required to turn your dream into reality. Getting the right advice is priceless, and help is on hand.

1 to 2 business advice at Eccles Library

Business Growth Hub has launched its new Start Smart programme, designed to support local residents who want to find out if self-employment is right for them - and those who have recently started their own business.

Support through workshops, events and one-to-one specialist advice includes:

  • Analysis of business idea and exploration of viability
  • Advise how self employment may impact on personal circumstances
  • Legalities of becoming self employed / starting a business
  • Business and cash flow planning
  • Advice on where to access grants and finance
  • Marketing
  • Recruiting and managing staff
  • New product development

5 March session

Book a place now – 5 March

19 March session

Book a place now – 19 March

Other ways to get help

For more information get in touch with the Start Smart team at Business Growth Hub by email: or call 0161 359 3050.

EnterprisingYou - supporting the self-employed in Greater Manchester

EnterprisingYou is a government-funded programme specially designed to support self-employed individuals, including those who work in the gig economy and small business owners in Salford. Please visit the EnterprisingYou website for more information and to check eligibility.

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