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Starting Up

Cambridgeshire is recognised as one of the most vibrant economies in the country

A recent Centre for Cities report ranked Cambridge as the city with the largest number of small businesses investing in 'high-growth' strategies.

Huntingdonshire – as the largest District by population in Cambridgeshire- is at the forefront of this growth having seen its thriving economy create 8,000 new jobs in the last 10 years. The District is a well-established entrepreneurial business location offering a supportive environment for starting any new business venture and has an enviable record in maintaining and supporting them.

Be Your Own Boss - Now there's an Idea......

If you need guidance and support to start your new business, Outset Huntingdonshire is here to help.

Funded by Huntingdonshire District Council in tandem with Cambridgeshire County Council, they provide the following free services:

  • Business skills workshops
  • One to One mentoring
  • Online learning and business plan creation
  • Access to finance

Learn how to;

  • Conduct market research & understand your marketplace
  • Create a powerful website for your business
  • Build social media channels to communicate with your customers
  • Manage your admin including taxes, financial bookkeeping and cash flow

To book your place and find out more visit or call 08000327851 or @OutsetHunts


Norfolk and Waveney Enterprise Service

This Enterprise agency specialises in helping people turn their business idea into a reality by offering impartial, professional advice; access to personal skills and business training courses in addition to soft loans and grants.

HMRC – Advice for Start up Businesses

HMRC’s interactive Tax Widget provide quick, easy to use advice on everything you need to know about tax when becoming self-employed. The widget below includes PDFs and videos from HMRC on a variety of topics to help you understand how to deal with tax when setting up a business.

Start up Loans

A government funded initiative to nationally provide loans and mentors for entrepreneurs and start up ventures. For details of local delivers including the aforementioned companies and additional information visit