Trafford Council works closely with our business support partners to offer free, specialist advice to those wanting to start-up their own business.
Business Is Great offers information and a comprehensive guide to where you can find help and advice starting and setting up a business and the steps you will need to take to turn your idea into reality.
A free telephone helpline (0300 456 3565) provides a quick response service for when you are unable to access the internet or online business support services.
This website provides tools and guidance on how to set up a business.
Virgin Start Up is a not-for-profit organisation that helps entrepreneurs aged 18 and over in England get the funding, resources and advice they’ll need to make their business idea a reality.
You can register your interest online and a Virgin Start Up business advisor will call you to find out the kind of help and advice you need.
The Princes Trust provides a four-stage enterprise programme for 18-30 year olds which gives you time to learn more about setting up a business, as well as space and time for you to make big decisions that could change your future forever.
Offers a long-term programme for ambitious entrepreneurs who are serious about setting up a business.
They will help you to plan and develop your business, providing invaluable feedback along the way. Alonside regular two-day Start Smart workshops, there is one-to-one mentoring and a series of masterclasses.
T: 0161 359 3050
A step by step guide to starting your own food business covering topics such as:
- Registering your business
- Food hygiene training
- Food safety management systems
The Economic Growth Team also offers a wealth of information and support to help get you started. We can help with:
- Help with finding suitable business premises.
- Access to finance, grants and loans for your business.
- A loan scheme for businesses taking up vacant shop units in Altrincham, Stretford, Urmston or Sale Town centres.
- Where to go for advice on tax, VAT and PAYE.
- Business rates information.
- Taking on staff and advertising vacancies.
- Workforce development and training.
- Business networking