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Start-up

Starting and running your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it can also be daunting and hard work, especially if you go it alone.
Our team of business start up advisers have the expertise to help you get started and can offer advice on guidance on many aspects of a new business; such as business plans, market research and business viability.
We have helped thousands of people to realise their dreams by becoming their own boss and you could be next!

To find out more about how St Helens Chamber can help you, call us now on 01744 742000 or complete the enquiry form.
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Testimonials

“The workshops helped me move forward. Before I completed the workshops I felt like I was stuck in a cul-de-sac, now I feel that the door is open. The staff at the Chamber were a…"

Peter Sebastian

“I wouldn’t have had a clue how to set up a business without the support of the Chamber.” Bev Heaton, Bev Heaton Designs

Bev Heaton, Bev Heaton Designs

“The level of knowledge and professionalism from the advisers, plus their encouragement and support, really helped me at the crucial early stages. I can’t emphasise enough m…"

Stephen Donoghue, Eggbox Web Design

“We went in with such big ideas that we thought were achievable but in reality weren’t. The advisers were great at making us think realistically.”

John Hogg, actOvation

“I did every workshop that was available to me, which was very useful in terms of getting started. It also gave me the opportunity to make new friends and contacts and learn from…"

Carole Dyer, Whipped and Beaten

” The courses were really useful and covered things that I hadn’t even considered like how to do accounts. The course gave me an overview and helped me to get started.”

Lisa Mitchell – Chrysalis Marketing

“I find myself lucky to be in St Helens so I can access the level of support that St Helens Chamber Members are provided with. The legal advice has also been very useful, paying a …"

Alice Mason, Biking Bookkeeper

“I’ve had a lot of support from St Helens Chamber especially from my mentor, Stella. She has pointed me in the right direction and given me help with budgeting and finding supp…"

Mark Marston, Bespoke Trailer Conversions

“I was referred to St Helens Chamber on the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) and it was the best thing that ever happened to me. After being referred, I landed at St Helens Chamber…"

Sandra Edwards, Sandra Edwards Consulting

“The Enterprise Greenhouse was ideal for a start up business. Nearly five years here has allowed us to work in a professional setting with the added benefit of what’s included in t…"

Iain Jennions – Jennions Macken Ltd.