If you are thinking of starting a business, or think you could become an entrepreneur, the Growth Hub can provide you with a full range of guidance, information and workshops to help you decide whether or not to take the plunge.

Starting up

From the moment you have a business idea through to the early stages of development, we can help with focused and relevant support for business planning, sales and marketing, social media, employing people and technology to enable the success and growth of your business.

If you have decided to start your own business, then our Ready2Grow project could help you. Likewise, out South East Midlands Start-Up Project offers help for new businesses, including free hot desk and meeting facilities.

Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Ready2Grow aims to help eligible new small and medium enterprises across Northamptonshire to start and grow their business through a combination of skills-focused workshops and one-to-one business adviser support.

Register your interest by phoning us on 01604 212696, or emailing us at

If you are an established business but would like further information and support, click here to see how we can help you achieve your business growth ambitions.

What happens when you call the Growth Hub?

When you call us, we’ll ask you a number of important questions as varying legislation and potential funding options are only applicable to different types of businesses and to entrepreneurs of different ages based in different areas.

Please be prepared to answer questions on home address, gender, ethnicity and age – necessary if you wish to access grant funding or finance to start your business.

Business start-up funding is an ever-changing environment and depends on a range of factors. Some funding is aligned with a series of training events which provide guidance and advice on important early years business start-up issues.

For further information on Funding and Finance, click here.