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Starting a business

Got a business idea? Want to start your own business?

View the business services we provide here

Turning your business idea into reality can be both exciting and rewarding but also full of challenges. If you have the determination to make it happen, the Business Doncaster team can offer support and advice to help you along the way.

We encourage people to become entrepreneurs with our FREE one to one business support. Our team of friendly, skilled advisors will help you with the practical and necessary steps to start your business from business planning, developing your skills and expanding your networks right through to business growth.

You and your idea – find out further information about your business start up ideas here

Social Enterprise

We also support the development of social enterprises and recognise the important role they can play in providing local services and building communities. Social Enterprises are businesses driven by social and/or environmental purpose that is central to what they do. Social Enterprises generate surpluses or profits which are reinvested towards achieving their social purpose.

Business Doncaster can help you with the following:

  • Assessing customers needs
  • One to one advice
  • Business planning
  • Networking
  • HR and Recruitment
  • Marketing and publicity
  • A range of workshops and events
  • Finance support for your business
  • Apprenticeships and training
  • Commercial property search

Inward investment and job creation is a very important to us in Doncaster. Doncaster Council’s Planning Team work closely with Business Doncaster to provide a complete end to end Development Management service. From your initial enquiry to the day you open your doors for business we can be by your side. Between us we will assist in finding you a site that meets your needs, understand your priorities and interests, work with you to find solutions to deliver a planning permission, understand your skills needs and discuss your apprenticeship and staff training needs and lead you calmly through building control, all in one seamless process.

(Further information can be found in our dedicated online resource area..Marketing Support or Business Support..)

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Finance For Enterprise provides loans and advice to new and established businesses across South Yorkshire. Established in Doncaster in 1985 Finance for Enterprise has a long and successful history or working in partnership with public and private sector support agencies to help businesses access finance.

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Doncaster College is a large provider of further education in South Yorkshire. It offers numerous training routes from entry level through to master qualifications, apprenticeships undergraduate and post graduate qualifications, professional and work based vocational qualifications and bespoke training.

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Doncaster Chamber of Commerce is an independent membership organisation that provides support and representation for businesses operating in and around Doncaster. The Chamber is passionate about making Doncaster a better place to do business and serves as the eyes, ears and voice of Doncaster business at a local, regional, national and international level

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Jobcentre Plus forms part of the Department of Work and Pensions. As a public employment service, Jobcentre Plus provides a range of practical support to help employers find people with the right skills to apply for vacancies. This support includes advice on the jobs market, vacancy recruitment, training and help with managing redundancies.

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