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Start & Grow with Ad:Venture

Launching in 2017, the Ad:Venture project will offer growing new and young businesses, who are under 3 years old, the opportunity to access a funded business support programme of : Business incubator space. One to One consultancy. Peer to Peer learning. Guidance and help to sources finance including start up grants. If you are looking to start, expand and grow

Written on 15th November 2016Victoria Majkowski
Published in Start Up

Cobwebs National Start-up Barometer

Can-do hobbies like Food, Hair & Beauty and Consultancy were among the most popular types of business start up across the UK during 2014. This is according to Cobwebs most recent national Start-up Barometer based on the analysis of almost 200,000 downloads of Business Opportunity Profiles (BOP’s) from COBRA (Complete Business Reference Adviser) by subscribers last year. Analysis of 192,664

Written on 14th December 2015Victoria Majkowski
Published in Start Up

Ready to Start & Grow?

Looking to start a business but not sure where to go for support? Why not ‘Start & Grow’? Start & Grow business support is available to pre and post start ups, who are looking to employ from the get-go and looking for start-up financing to get off of the ground. The support is tailored and bespoke to the clients individuals needs, ensuring a

Written on 15th October 2015Victoria Majkowski
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The ones that got away

Dragons Den

For the entrepreneurs behind companies like Reggae Reggae Sauce, now a multi-million pound brand, securing funding on TV’s Dragons’ Den has helped them achieve success. But the Dragons haven’t always spotted a winning business. Here are five of the companies that failed to win over the TV investors but have gone on to big things anyway: Tangle Teezer Tangle Teezer

Written on 14th July 2015Victoria Majkowski
Published in Start Up

Is there a gap in the market and a market in the gap?


You don’t have to invent something new to be a success. Seeing a gap in the market or improving on a current product or service can result in real success. For many years Mr Sriram had been successfully making and supply reusable bags made from natural fibres to a wide range of business. Then along came his daughter Smruti Sriram

Written on 13th July 2015Victoria Majkowski
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Start & Grow

Help to grow

Starting a business is an exciting thing to do.  So there’s nothing more frustrating than feeling that you are being held back by bureaucracy, red tape and the fear of not having everything in place. The Start Up Yorkshire team can help you get things right from the word “GO”. We can take away the worries that peck at your

Written on 9th July 2015Victoria Majkowski
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