Business support and advice

This section provides you with support and advice on starting up and running your business.

Guide to starting a home based business

Guide to starting a home based business

A useful guide to starting your own home based business can be found in this section.

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Subscribe to Business e-News

Sign up to our business e-newsletter providing you with information on grants & funding, training and procurement opportunities.

Starting a business - advice and support

Thinking of starting your own business? This section provides you with a list of useful contacts and where to go for further advice.

A-Z list of business advice

A useful A-Z list of business advice and support demonstrating how we work with partners to assist people to create and grow their business.

Sector advice

This section provides information related to specific business sectors: creative, retail, rural, food, tourism, manufacturing & engineering.

Business grants and funding

Business grants and funding

A database of funding and grants available for your business. Click on the ones you are interested in and print off a copy.

Skills and training for you and your staff

Further advice and guidance on taking on an apprentice and where to find training providers for your employees.

Employing new staff and apprentices

Practical advice and guidance for companies looking to recruit new employees including apprentices, the unemployed and graduate interns.


We're working hard to improve broadband services and work closely with Derbyshire County Council who lead on this issue.

Local Economic Partnership

Further information about the Local Economic Partnership.

Useful links

Useful links to other web pages and websites.

Environmental advice for business

Practical advice on how to become more energy efficient and help the environment - whilst saving both time and money.

Business mentors & business coaching

Are you looking for a business mentor or interested in becoming a business mentor yourself? Find out more in this section.

Last updated: 19th November 2013

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