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Start your business

Starting a small business is challenging, so it’s vital to be well prepared and comprehensively informed. We’re here to help.

Go For It - Create your business plan

Go for It is a free programme providing professional business start-up mentoring and support tailored to you and your business idea. The Go for It programme can help you work towards your goals.

Rebel on Demand

Rebel on Demand will give you the information, inspiration and practical help you need to get your business idea up and running. Rebel on Demand have collected the best of their content from videos, podcasts, blogs and stuff from their live events to give you a service you can enjoy for free 24/7.

Know your market

You may have a great business idea but are you sure there’s a market for what you’re offering? It’s time to conduct some research and we can help.

Finance your business

Once you’ve developed your business plan, you should have a clear understanding of the amount of money needed to start and run your business.  


Your business type and needs will determine where you set up shop. But how do you scout out that perfect spot?

Issues with your business?

Our personalised business health check will give you a clear picture of the relative strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and areas for improvement within your business

Set up your business

Sole trader? Business partnership? Private or Public Limited Company?

Review your set up options and decide what’s best for you and your business.

Local resources and support

And the good news is….you’re not alone. There’s a lot of expert help you can call on at AND to get your idea up and running.