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Business Support & Advice

Enabling a flourishing local economy is one of the Council's three top priorities. We have lots of information to help businesses, including how we can support existing local businesses and how we can help new businesses.

The Council's approach to sustainable growth is set out in Economic Development Vision for East Hertfordshire [4Mb].

This document identifies some of the important actions we are undertaking in order to support our local economy including measures we are taking to help businesses.

Starting a new business

For anybody who is thinking of starting up their own business WENTA provide support and advice. More information, including online business advice and business training and development, is available on the  Wenta website.

In addition East Herts businesses in their start-up or early stages or who would like to take the opportunity of business incubation provision can find help provided by Wenta through the My Incubator programme based at the Ware Campus of Hertford Regional College. For more details please visit the  My Incubator website.

Growing your business

Businesses with ten or more employees or a turnover of £1m or more who are seeking to grow can receive advice and help from the Hertfordshire Growth Hub. More information, including ther latest events and case studies, is available on the  Hertfordshire Growth Hub website.

We also have a Business Engagement Manager who is able to provide advice and guidance on the above or any of the grant schemes available. For more details please call 01279 655261.

Tourism & business

Vist Herts is the official tourism service for Hertfordshire and provides expertise and support for attactions, accomodations and destinations across the county to raise Hertfordshire's profile as as a tourist destination, to increase visitor numbers, jobs and business opportunities.

As well as providing support through their website and social media channels, Visit Herts also provides business to business support with regular networking events and representation at trade events.

For more information, please visit the Visit Herts website.