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We work with local partnership organisations to assist people to start new businesses, but we don't employ business advisors directly. 

The Stoke and Staffordshire Business Helpline can answer a wide range of questions and will signpost you to organisations that can help you protect your ideas or support you to grow. They can also advise on a wide range of funding options and implication of regulations that may affect you.

The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce offer a wide range of business and enterprise advice. It's a great place to start for all kinds of start up support, sign up for a training course or find out what business events are being held around Staffordshire.

Business Enterprise Support (BES) also offer expert advice on starting your own business, read more about the help available on their new business pages.

Register with the council

Businesses operating from a commercial site or premises within the Staffordshire Moorlands need to comply with legislation and register with us, read here what we need from you.

We produce a monthly newsletter to help entrepreneurs keep up to date on key business news, new sources of funding and local events.

HM Revenues & Customs

The HMRC has produced a useful guide to take you through  everything you need to know about tax when starting a business.

Further advice

GOV.UK Business & self-employed advice    The Prince's Trust    Enterprise Nation    Start Up Donut   Tourist Board for Staffordshire