Business start-up support programme - Cumbria

Free business advice, support and training for new and existing businesses in North West England.

Who it’s for

This scheme is for:

  • anyone planning to start a new business or social enterprise
  • any existing business in their first 3 years of trading

There’s also support for rural women based in Cumbria (excluding central Carlisle and Barrow).

Maximum employees


What you can get

A minimum of 12 hours’ support including time with a business adviser, help with a business plan and training in areas such as:

  • social media
  • marketing
  • search engine optimisation

How to apply

There is a telephone-based application to assess eligibility.


Cumbria Chamber of Commerce

Find out more on the Cumbria Chamber of Commerce website

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