Thinking of starting a business? Or recently started a business?
We offer a range of support to help you get your new business up and running.
Warwickshire start-up service
Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce deliver a start-up service across the county on behalf of the County Council. The programme offers:
- Free workshops providing insight into business planning, finance and marketing
- Advice and guidance on aspects involved in setting up a business
- One-to-one mentoring from a Business Adviser
- Support on sourcing and securing financial assistance
For more information and to register, visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website. You can also book a place on a full programme of workshops and masterclasses.
The service is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the “CW Business – Start, Grow and Scale” project. It is also funded by Warwickshire County Council and the five District & Borough Councils.
Warwickshire County Council also supports Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust’s “JumpStart” project. Jumpstart is designed to give people thinking about starting a business the courage, confidence and skills needed. It offers virtual workshops, networking, skills & knowledge from industry experts and access to start-up finance.
For more information and to book a place on one of the virtual workshops, visit CWRT’s website.
Other support available
- We work with Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust to offer small business loans. There is also a range of other financial support available. See our Business grants, loans and finance page.
- We work in partnership with University of Warwick Science Park to deliver the Business Ready programme which supports tech-based businesses and other innovation-led or knowledge-based businesses including start-ups.
- We have a number of Business Centres situated throughout the county. These units are available on flexible terms – either a 28-day licence or a 3-year business lease.
- The Prince’s Trust offers support with starting a business to young people aged 18-30.