Whether you want to be your own boss, get that side-hustle off the ground, start generating some passive income, or just get a better work-life balance, we can help.
You'll receive free 1-2-1 advice and coaching, free workshops and training on how to set-up your own business, and £1,000 grant to help get you started.
Who is it for?
If you live, work, or intend to set up a business in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Sutton-in-Ashfield, you could be eligible for support through HeadStart to get you started on your journey. Click here to check if your eligible.
What do I need?
Just an idea and the motivation to get started.
Our advisers will walk you through establishing a new business in those all-important early months. We will guide you through everything you need to know, and you don't need to have any knowledge or prior experience of running a business.
There is also no cost to access the programme for eligible individuals.
Starting with a clear idea and target audience
Fundamentals of marketing and key resources required for your business
Making sure the business can be run profitably
How to access to £1k grant
We'll work with you to address the areas set out above during the workshops. You will also have access to one-to-one support and advice in working towards producing an Enterprise Ready Plan to set out your business idea. At this point, you will be able to apply for the £1,000 grant to help get your idea off the ground.
This programme is specifically for people who live in Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Sutton-in-Ashfield or for those that live outside of those areas but intend to set up a business there.
If you have any further questions, you can contact the team directly at EnterprisingAshfield@ntu.ac.uk.
This programme is part-funded by the Government's Towns Fund.
If you live outside of Kirkby or Sutton-in-Ashfield, you can access other support from the NTU Enterprise team.