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 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!

View our Events & Workshops

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

Sign up to receive regular updates about our programme

Get In Touch

01332 851289
[email protected]

Commerce House
2 Victoria Way
Pride Park
Derby DE24 8AN

© 2019 D2 Business Starter Programme. All rights reserved.

Proudly delivered by


Sign up to receive regular updates

By providing us your information, you give consent for the Chamber to contact you back and the storing of your details within our records as per our privacy policy.