The following links will provide you with help and information on:

Resources and guidance to get your new venture started
How to claim benefits whilst starting your own business
Local organisations who offer friendly advice and services

directs you to the most up to date help and support

New Enterprise Allowance

Last Updated 26th October 2018

New Enterprise Allowance could give you money and support to help you start your own business

Speak to your Jobcentre work coach – they will explain how the NEA scheme could help you

See the inspiring journeys of other entrepreneurs going from unemployed to becoming their own boss

Click here to visit Gov UK – New Enterprise Allowance


Legal status of your business Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

Last Updated 17th June 2018

The legal status of your business can depend on the type and scale of business that you are going to set up

You will also need to consider the tax implications

If your enterprise has social aims, consider setting up a social enterprise or community interest company

Click here to visit HW Chamber – Legal status of your business


How to Start a Business Start Your Own Business

Last Updated 17th June 2018

Information and resources that you need to get your new venture off the ground

Alternative sources of finance is great news for anyone thinking about starting a business

We would love to help you directly if you need to borrow up to £25,000

Click here to visit Start Your Own Business – How to start a business


Starting Your Own Business Age UK

Last Updated 26th October 2018

This factsheet is aimed at people aged 50 and over and covers information about; finding work,

Claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance, starting your own business, volunteering and age discrimination

The information given in this fact sheet is applicable in England. Different rules may apply elsewhere

Click here to visit AGE UK – Starting your own business