Starting a Business

Over 2000 businesses a year start up in Sheffield, but taking those first steps can be a daunting prospect. Business Sheffield can help - call us on 0114 224 5000 to find out how or visit our events page and book on to a workshop.

Are you thinking of starting a business?

Thinking of taking the first steps to becoming your own boss but have a million questions and no clear starting point? You need to meet other people in the same position, grow your networks, test if your idea is fit for market and get advice from the experts.

Our Business Sheffield Start-Up Advisors run group coaching session that cover business planning, financial modelling, HMRC, start-up costs and much much more. Get details and book your free place through our events page

We also run weekly drop-ins and provide one-to one mentoring to help you navigate your way through the start-up process.


Are you a start-up, younger than two years?

Sheffield is a city that attracts talented people. At this stage in your journey you’ll know that the success of a business has far less to do with the idea than it has to do with the people behind executing that idea. Whether you are going it alone or run your business as a team, growing your network and surrounding yourself with ‘good people’ is critical for growth.

We run workshops delivered by Sheffield entrepreneurs, information sessions designed to support you with all the aspects of running and growing a business, create networking opportunities and match you up for one-to one support with experienced Start-Up Advisors.

All of these services are free to you because we understand the value in attracting and retaining innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders to the city.


Do you want to know more about start-up loans?

 You could qualify for a start-up loan to the value of up to £25,000 with a 6% interest rate and a repayment term of approximately 3 years Learn more by calling the Finance for Enterprise team on 0333 014 3455 or email