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Setting up a business

Looking to start up a new business or move a business to Congleton? We’ve put together some essential information to help you out on your venture.

You can use the information below to attain vital information about running a business or starting up a new business.

A great place to start is by contacting the Business Link which is the the main gateway for business support across Congleton. Business Link can provide a range of services including information, telephone advice clinics, outreach clinics in areas throughout Congleton and specialist in depth support.

In the current economic climate the British Chambers of Commerce have produced a ‘survival toolkit’ details on the website.

Creative Industries

If you are a creative business and want help & support contact Creative Skills

Marketing

Marketing Donut and the Start Up Donut launched a few months ago with Google and Royal Mail.  These are online information websites covering all aspects of marketing and starting up a business and they are aimed at small businesses.

Recruitment & Training

The Jobcentre Plus can help you recruit the right staff for your business.

Retail

For networking opportunities, contact your local Chamber of Commerce.

Working from Home

Want to work from home? Speak to Live Work Network.

Youth Enterprise

If you need support in helping young people run their own business whilst at school then contact Young Enterprise or contact the Prince’s Trust for business support if you are a young person starting out in business.