Help for start-ups

Enterprise coaches

If you are thinking about becoming self employed, or starting your own small business, Bradford Kickstart enterprise coaches can help support you. 

Local enterprise coaches throughout the District can guide you through the steps to success, including:

  • Your first business plan
  • Finding the right premises
  • How to look after your business finances
  • First steps in marketing your products or service
  • First trading year tax returns
  • Becoming an employer for the first time

Find your local enterprise coach or contact Bradford Kickstart on 0800 953 9503, email

Enterprise centres

  • Looking for somewhere to base your new business?
  • Need somewhere professional to have meetings and access to support and networking?

Find out about the nine enterprise centres around Bradford district.

Other support

Help to take on a member of staff, including hosting an apprentice, is available through the Get Bradford Working scheme, email E&  

Locally Grown, enabling and supporting social housing tenants across Yorkshire into self-employment and enterprising activity.  Offers one-to-one support, workshops and mentoring.  Telephone 01274 254994,

My Business Adviser, part of the national Ready for Business initiative, provides business advice and training through partner organisations such as Bradford Chamber of Commerce.  The support is aimed at individuals of any age and level of experience wanting to start their own business.  Email or telephone 01274 778113.

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