You have a new business idea and want to progress this further but aren’t sure what steps should be taken. We can point you in the right direction of where to get help with essential research and turn your idea into a business. The Growth Hub can help you write your business plan, give guidance on what business structure you should adopt. Negotiate your way around the complexity of registering your business with HMRC and companies house and how to find an accountant. Find help with developing you  sales and marketing Strategies. Help is available for developing your online business and social media platforms. The ultimate guide to basic business accounting from Sage Advice gives detailed advice on how to manage your money.The Enterprise Allowance can provide money and support to help you start your own business if you’re getting certain benefits. There is lots of helpful advice for recruiting and hiring staff. Discover how a  business mentor can help you start your business. Find free legal advice for trading standards. We also have a mine of information in our Knowledge Centre. The new Government  Business Forum provides extensive support for people who are starting out in business. If you are looking for funding for your business our Finance pages can help.


Startup loans 

Use the Start up loan calculator to see what your repayments would be.

Below you will find a selection of both Humber and national organisations that will help with starting a business.

There are 28 organisations within Start up.

Humber Local Enterprise Partnership FUNDING & SUPPORT for Business through Business loan fund and Growing the Humber 01482 485260
Humber LEP Growth Hub SUPPORT - Offers free business support from pre startups to established businesses 01482 485260
Business Enterprise Fund FUNDING - social enterprise, set up to provide loans to SME businesses who are unable to raise finance from mainstream lenders. 0800 080 3145
Innovate UK FUNDING & SUPPORT to find and drive the science and technology innovations 01793 442700
SIRIUS FUNDING & SUPPORT a free source of business advice, support and funding for businesses of all stages or growth. 01482.890146
The Key Fund FUNDING - Investing in Social Enterprises 0845 140 1400
Transmit Start-Ups FUNDING & SUPPORT - provides finance, support and mentoring to new and existing entrepreneurs 0191 490 9328
Virgin Start Up FUNDING - Virgin StartUp helps entrepreneurs get funding
Business Is Great Britain SUPPORT - Business Resources tools to help start new ventures, and grow your business. 0300 456 3565
East Riding of Yorkshire Council SUPPORT - Business Support for the East Riding of Yorkshire 01482 393939
Hull City Council SUPPORT - Business support for the Hull area 01482 615388
North East Lincolnshire Council SUPPORT - Advice for local businesses and organisations looking to relocate to the area. 01472 326142
North Lincolnshire Council FUNDING & SUPPORT - Advice for local businesess and companies looking to locate to the area 01724 297330
University of Hull FUNDING & SUPPORT - A range of business support to start-ups and established businesses (0)1482 346311
University of Lincoln FDUNDING & Support - The Business Support department operating the Growth on Growth fund 01522 837200
Barclays Bank SUPPORT - Helping the next business generation achieve their ambitions 01482 332565
Chapter 3 Networking and Business Club SUPPORT - inspiring mature individuals to take the next step towards an exciting and fulfilling future.
E-Factor Group Ltd SUPPORT - providing real support to small and medium businesses 01472 252780
Enterprise Nation SUPPORT - Resource for Business startups and established business 020 3871 2922
Enterprising Women SUPPORT - Help business women achieve the success they want, by empowering and supporting them 08000 121365
Hull and Humber Chamber Commerce SUPPORT - Strengthen the local economy by supporting our members in their business endeavours 01482 324976 / 01472 3429
Hull Library - Business & IP Centre SUPPORT - for entrepreneurs and innovators to launch and grow a business 01482 223 344
ICAEW SUPPORT - advice for owner-run businesses, SMEs and new business startups.
Mentors Me SUPPORT - Online gateway for any enterprises looking for mentoring services.
Start Ups SUPPORT - online resource for anyone starting and growing a busines
The Prince's Trust FUNDING & SUPPORT -  Training, Funding for 16 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed 01482 211368
UnLtd FUNDING & SUPPORT - for social enterprise and social entrepreneurs 0845 850 1122
Digital Business Academy TRAINING - Business Skills needed for running a Digital Business