Business Start Up

Launchpad Doncaster provides fully funded support to Individuals and businesses in Doncaster and the Sheffield City Region.

Launchpad Business Support

It is a fully inclusive programme designed to help ambitious entrepreneurs set up, run and grow successful businesses and also supports businesses (with less than 10 employees and less than £10m Turnover) to take the next step and grow their business.

Launchpad Doncaster is delivered by Business Doncaster and Doncaster Chamber. It brings together a wide range of business start up and support services including workshops, events and one to one support from business advisors and coaches.

Business Start Up

Is Launchpad for you?

  • Have you always wanted to work for yourself but don’t know where to start?
  • Do you have a great idea for a new product or service but don’t know how to get it to market?
  • Have you already started a business part-time whilst working wondered if you could make it a success full-time?
  • Do you want to know how to grow your business?
  • Have you taken your business as far as you can on your own and now need to employ staff?

Wherever you are on the journey to being a successful entrepreneur, we can help

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Launchpad project is delivered across Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.  The Launchpad is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted £2,073,682 investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development.

If you answered yes to any of the above then Launchpad is for you.

Contact the Launchpad team to speak to an advisor

Business Companion

Business Companion provides free, impartial legal guidance for businesses and individuals.

The site delivers guidance by default for England, but if you are trading in Scotland or Wales, you should choose your location using the drop-down list at the top of the page. This is because some laws are different, or are differently enforced, in those countries

The guidance is divided up into 15 broad Quick Guides and each one contains a number of more detailed In-depth Guides.

There may be rules you are not aware of, so make sure you explore the site thoroughly.

If you don't know where to begin, or you're a new business, visit the Business Companion website.

Chartered Trading Standards Institute

Guidance for new business start ups.

Last updated: 16 March 2021, 08:50

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