The D2 Business Starter programme is an exciting new initiative giving all Derbyshire residents the opportunity to explore their business potential and learn how to set up a new business with series of flexible funded workshops and one-to-one support. The support is delivered by experienced professionals working with small groups at local venues. 
 
Whatever stage your business idea is at, the programme can offer you all the support you need to become a successful entrepreneur and to get your business started!
 
We need you to enrol and register in the first instance. We will discuss with you a package of support tailored to meet your individual needs and will arrange the most suitable workshops for you to attend in line with your skills and experience.
 
To be eligible for this initiative, you must be live in and be a resident of Erewash or Amber Valley (If you reside outside these areas but within Derbyshire, please call us), and you can register your interest in being a part of this programme, in the first instance, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01159 468839. We also invite you to come along, if you can, to an introductory drop-in session, to find out more about the programme and the type of support that is available.

What support is available and how to get started?

We need you to enrol and register in the first instance. We will discuss with you a package of support tailored to meet your individual needs and will arrange the most suitable workshops for you to attend in line with your skills and experience.

Step 1 - Come along to a drop in session to find out more

Why not come along to one of our drop in sessions to find out more, and enrol on the programme.  There are various dates, times and venues you can come along to, please follow this link to our events page to find out more. 

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Step 2 - Book on to one of our workshops

All workshops below will be held at Erewash Partnership Ltd, Bridge House, Derby Road, Long Eaton, NG10 1NL
  • Your business - getting the basics right - Thursday 1st June 9am - 1pm
  • Understanding your market and how to reach it - Tuesday 13th June 12.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Business planning for start-up and beyond - Thursday 29th June 9am - 1pm
  • Bookkeeping - Tuesday 11th July 1 - 4pm
  • Getting started with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn - Thursday 27th July 9.30am - 1pm

Step 3 - Enterprise Adviser

Each participant will receive one-to-one support with an experienced Enterprise Adviser. This will enable you to create and develop realistic and innovative business ideas and motivate you to focus on achieving your business goals.

Step 4 - ICT Adviser

We are offering participants the opportunity of receiving support to understand, implement, adopt and exploit digital technology to ensure your new business is reaching the widest possible markets.

To be eligible for this initiative, you must be a resident of Erewash or Amber Valley. 

To register your interest to be part of this programme via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0115 9468839
 

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