Start your business

Start your business

Get help to start up

Got a great idea for a new business but don’t know where to start?

Then look no further… Whatever your idea, from a new innovative product to providing a service; becoming self-employed and running your own business can be a way to turn your ambitions into reality.

To make sure it’s the right choice for you it's vital you get the best possible advice. In Bolton and across Greater Manchester there’s lots of support available for new business start ups.

The following organisations can provide you with up-to-date, appropriate and relevant advice and support:

They can help you

  • Undertake a reality check – what’s really involved in being self-employed
  • Write your business plan
  • Find out about finance options suitable for your business idea
  • Get relevant tools and access to information to realise your business idea
  • Provide practical business advice

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PeoplePlus Enterprise offer business support in Bolton for those looking to start a business. We run the New Enterprise Allowance programme which provides mentoring and workshops for those in receipt of benefits who are looking to go self-employed.

Not in receipt of benefits? We can also provide 1-2-1 advice, online learning and a suite of workshops including business planning, finance and marketing to those living in Bolton who are looking to start a business.

All of our support is government funded and free of charge to you, get in touch:

Email: contact 

Phone: 0161 507 6366