The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme

Free* support for you and your new business





Do you live in Hertfordshire?
Thinking of starting a business in Hertfordshire?

Register now

This free package of business start-up support is available to residents of Hertfordshire that are starting a new business. 
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supported by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, this package of support is being delivered by Wenta, STANTA and Dacorum Borough Council.

The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme gives you free access to 12 hours of business support to help you start your business, survive and thrive. 

This can be in the form of:

Attend our interactive business skills workshops to help you start up and grow your new business venture.  

Choose from the following workshops to attend at our Hertfordshire locations: Ready, Set, Grow - start your new business, A Taste of Marketing, Website Development, Finance and Bookkeeping and Social Media.

In person
Get expert advice from your dedicated business advisor face-to-face.  From help with writing your business plan to raising finance, your advisor will be there to guide you at each step of the way.


We understand that time is limited for small business owners and that some prefer to seek and receive advice online rather than in person.  

If you prefer to access business advice online, you can speak to an advisor on Wenta's award-winning
live chat business advice portal and also join the Wenta online community platform.


  • Incubation workspace

    Use our award-winning business start-up incubators located across Hertfordshire.  Our incubators offer an inspiring place for you to work from as you set your business up.  With modern, flexible hot-desking facilities, an on-site business advisor and other business owners to network with too, these premises provide you with the ideal environment for you to start your business in and grow rapidly.

  • Grants

    Those receiving support on The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme may be eligible for a business grant (*subject to eligibility requirements. Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to your business advisor for further details.)    

Register for The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme today by clicking on the button below.

Once registered, click on the 'live chat' button to speak to an advisor.

Register now 

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If you require any further information please contact Sally Farish on 01438 310 150.

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Dacorum Borough Council


 *The Hertfordshire Start-up Programme is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is a partnership between Wenta, STANTA and Dacorum Borough Council. To register for this programme you must be a resident of Hertfordshire that is starting a new business.