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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.

Business Support Workshops

Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire District Councils have developed a series of fully funded ½ day workshops for businesses looking to develop and expand their operations.  These cover a wide range of topics designed to meet specific needs and will provide the information, support and confidence to enable your business to gain a competitive edge and achieve bottom line improvements. Topic areas include business planning, finance, social media, improving profit, competition and business start-up.

Further information is available by contacting NWES on 08456 099 991 or via www.nwes.org.uk

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 www.startuploans.co.uk