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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?

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

The D2 Business Starter Programme is an exciting new initiative giving all Derbyshire residents the opportunity to explore your business potential and learn how to set up a new business with series of flexible, fully funded workshops and one-to-one support. This support will be delivered by experienced professionals working with small groups at local venues across the County.

Delivered by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), in partnership with Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council, the programme offers an intense and focussed approach to stimulating enterprise creation, reducing the barriers and inequalities faced by deprived communities across Derby City Centre and the county of Derbyshire.

And all for FREE!

The programme offers:

  • Drop-In Sessions

    Find out more at our introductory events.

  • Programme of Themed Workshops

    Held in Derby City Centre, and across the county from January 2017 onwards, tackling all aspects of working through a new business generation idea.

  • Dedicated One-to-One Counselling

    In addition to the workshops, individuals will be supported with dedicated one-to-one counselling/mentoring, delivered by experienced Chamber Business Advisers.

  • IT Support – ICT Adviser/Social Media Specialist

    The Programme will also feature a Specialist IT Adviser to support individuals to implement, adopt and exploit digital technologies.

  • Wider Benefits

    You’ll also have access to a wider network of business support and introductions, as a result of the Chamber being the Programme’s delivery partner.

Proudly funded by

 
Derbyshire Economic Partnership
Derbyshire County Council
Derby City Council
 

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