Business start-ups

Specialist support is available for businesses in the early stages of development, providing insight and assistance to help you start up and grow.

National Business Support Helpline

If you’re a new business, the government has a dedicated helpline offering advice on starting and developing your business, and what to do if your business is in difficulty.

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Enterprise Allowance Scheme

If you have a new idea and you're currently receiving certain benefits, Jobcentre Plus could provide you with the support and funding you need to start your own business.

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Start Up Loans

Start Up Loans provide business loans, as well as advice and mentoring, to start-up businesses of up to 24 months.

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Start and Grow

A range of premium pre and post-start support is available to individuals in Leeds City Region looking to start a business which expects to employ people from its early stages.

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Local authority support

Specific help and support for new start-up businesses is also available from your own local authority and their partners. Contact the business growth team at for more information. 

Business support and finance

Not sure where to start? Don't worry. Just get in touch with our business growth team and we can help you find the right support for your business needs.