Booming time for start ups; help and support is available

A record breaking 581,173 businesses were registered with Companies House last year showing an increase on previous years with 526,447 and 484,224 recorded in 2013 and 2012 respectively.

By Jo Fulthorpe, Business Enterprise Trust.

This does not take into account the many sole traders and partnerships who will also have set up trading.

One of our current support programmes is the government Start Up Loan scheme, a funding option with mentoring support to businesses up to their 2nd year in business. So far in 2015 we have lent £500,000 to over 50 new start ups mainly in the Lancashire area.

As well as the funding we are able to help businesses through our Start Up and Grow scheme and we are not restricted to any industry sector, we can help anyone from a window cleaner to a larger venture. If you are working with start ups or you are considering a start up venture yourself, or you are a young company needing some support why not call me today to see how we can help.

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