Business Advice

Business Advice

One of the major obstacles in the decision to set up a small business and become self-employed is a fear of the hurdles and regulations associated with "going it alone", as well as a worry about the viability of the venture.
These need not be something to be concerned about if they are tackled in an organised way and if advice and guidance is sought from people who are experienced and trained to help.
The Enterprise Partnership York, North Yorkshire and East Riding is a business led agency that will help businesses start up, grow and become more competitive.  It offers advice on how to start a business, how to grow your business, funding, local networks, events and commercial property to let and buy.
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills offer practical advice for businesses starting up or expanding. BIS invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people start and grow businesses.
Business Support and Development - in Northallerton offers help and advice to small businesses in Richmondshire and Hambleton.
Federation for Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) provide expert trade advice and practical support to UK-based companies wishing to grow their business overseas. UKTI factsheet summarises their role and services.
SuperFast North Yorkshire  provide free business support including face to face advice, workshops and grants for eligible businesses

Yorkshire Graduates Internship Programme

Yorkshire Graduates are offering 3-12 month work placements for graduates with Yorkshire based businesses.  Yorkshire Graduates will provide a full recruitment service free of charge. At the end of a placement the employer can just provide a reference or employ the graduate within their business.  Further information can be found at 

Recruit a Graduate for Free!

Graduates Yorkshire and Richmondshire District Council have teamed up to help local employers find the best graduate talent around.  If you're a business based in the Richmondshire District you can advertise a role suitable for a graduate at no cost.  For further details go to

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Information is available for individuals and businesses seeking advice and support during the this difficult economic time. Support during difficult economic times

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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