Thinking of starting your own business? Do you want to be your own boss? Do you have the beginnings of a business idea that could make you money?

Enrol onto our programme now

The D2 Business Starter Programme has just one purpose; to seek out and assist owners of brilliant ideas across Derbyshire.

The D2 Business Starter Programme is a dynamic project helping people in communities throughout Derby and Derbyshire to start their own business through a programme of themed workshops and one-to-one support.

It is funded by Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council and delivered by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), the leading business organisation in the region.  There are no costs to participants- the only eligibility criteria is that people wishing to access the support have a Derby/Derbyshire postcode and the desire to start a business.

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The programme offers:

  • Initial Discovery Call 

Whatever stage you are at, an Adviser will gain an initial understanding of your business idea, the planning undertaken by you to date, and your plan of next steps.
We can then book you on to the Adviser drop-in session to receive more in-depth support.

  • Adviser Drop-in Sessions 

At an Adviser drop-in session, you can access some initial support on a one-to-one basis. These sessions take place on a weekly basis in two central locations, predominantly.

DERBY – Every Monday – and – CHESTERFIELD – Every Wednesday 

  • Online Adviser Support    

One-to-one support is available over the telephone, or on a face-to-face basis following formal enrolment to the programme. If you have already started a business but are still interested in receiving ongoing support, please do still contact us – as we will carry out an intake assessment to assess what support we can provide or signpost to you.

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01332 851289
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Commerce House
2 Victoria Way
Pride Park
Derby DE24 8AN

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