Thinking of Starting A Business

    Have you ever dreamt of starting your own business, had an idea for a new product or service and for whatever reason the opportunity has now arisen to take the next step?

    Over 5000 small businesses have made the Borough their home, representing 84% of all of our enterprises.  

    So this Borough is a great place and supportive environment to start a venture; and to help you to develop your business:  

    • We have among the best business survival rates across the County; and higher than England and the West Midlands.
    • Our ‘one stop shop‘ for start ups provides FREE, confidential and bespoke start up support from business planning through to information on funding and grants. 
    • Venture opportunities -  the borough has a concentration of international and national firms with significant supply lines; and there are huge supply and sales  opportunities for every sector with HS2, we can help you access.
    • Plus we can signpost you to our valuable pool of well-trained people.

    With 1000s of enterprises already in the Borough (engineers, new product designers, high tech, digital marketing, app developers, food and drink firms, specialist training providers; rural services; artisan crafters,) we are keen to offer our support to help you get started; to develop your new venture, or to support your company growth plans.

    With a ratio of  430+ businesses registered for every 10,000 residents business ownership plays an important role in our local economy - why not join us ?

    If you would like to discuss your ideas with us and how we can support you please enquire now with your ideas and plans and we will be delighted to help. Alternatively email economy@staffordbc.gov.uk or telephone 01782 619000 and speak with a member of our Business Engagement Team.

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