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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 Succeed

Don’t know how to take the next step in 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.

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?

Environmental Health

The Environmental Health Team within the Council can provide advice to help you plan, establish and develop your business in a safe and protective manner. 

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.