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Start a business

Thinking of taking the first steps to becoming your own boss? Our enterprise coaching team offers a series of group coaching sessions providing you with helpful hints and tips whilst giving you the opportunity to discuss business start up issues with other people in the same position.

The coaching sessions consist of:


Session 1

Explores the viability of your business idea using market research techniques. Topics covered include: Identifying who your customers are and researching competitors.


Session 2

Covers the principles of basic business financial planning for the year ahead. Topics include: start up costs; understanding cash flow; and the principles of pricing.


Session 3

This session includes information on: registration with HMRC; tax and NI contributions; expenses and allowances; and record keeping. This interactive session is a must for every new start up business.

How we can help you.


Further support

  • Weekly Drop-in-Days, Meet with a coach on a 1 to 1 basis.
  • Information Sessions, Covering: sales, marketing, social networking for business and other useful subjects.
  • My Story in Business, Take the opportunity to hear from local entrepreneurs (from all walks of business) on their experience of setting up their own company.
  • Breakfast Club, An opportunity to network with people who are at a similar stage in business.

Business support events in Sheffield.


Grow your business

If you are an established business looking to grow, the Enterprise Programme can tailor support to meet the specific needs of your company.  We offer:

  • 1 to 1 support from a team of experienced business advisors

  • Free professional and technical advice (for example: accountancy and legal)

  • Source experienced business mentors and potential non-executive Directors

  • High level support for management teams through our Business Transformation Team

  • Specialist support in the area of sales and marketing

  • Help to find out how digital technologies can transform your business growth

  • We also work closely with Sheffield Hallam University and University of Sheffield to support graduate and post graduate business creation


Business premises

If you are looking to find workspace or offices for your business in and around Sheffield, our Business Enterprise Gateway can do some of the legwork for you by providing access to

Neighbourhood managed workspace facilities include:

  • Soar Works Enterprise Centre - offers offices, light industrial, workshops and artist studios, hot desks and meeting space in Parsons Cross

  • Alison Crescent Business Centre - on the Lower Manor and provides office, light industrial units and meeting spaces

  • Manor Oaks - artist studios operated by Yorkshire Artspace and Green Estates

  • Workspace at Burton Street - offering units of 50 to 600 square feet in the Hillsborough/Penistone Road area


Useful websites



This programme is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe's support for the region's economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.

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