Business
Business Advice & Support

We work with a number of partners who can offer specialist business advice online, over the phone and face to face. Just a few of the areas we can provide business support include:

  • Valued information and support on relocating your business to Watford
  • Employee Training and Development Services
  • Business Start-Up key issues and planning
  • Business Planning for growth

My Incubator Ventures is a unique online business incubator offering expert, unlimited advice to entrepreneurs whenever and wherever they require it.

For further information please click here.

Our approach to providing business support is linked closely with our partners

We work in partnership with business support organisations from the private, voluntary and public sectors to ensure you receive the most suitable support – whoever provides it. Through us, you will gain access to the quality of advice and types of support which are typically the preserve of larger businesses. This includes specialist accounting and tax advice, business start up, international trade and business planning advice support.

Watford and West Herts Chamber of Commerce

The Watford and West Herts Chamber of Commerce works vigourously to help promote growth and prosperity for its members by offering a wide range of events and services designed to keep businesses ahead of the competition. Our chamber recognises the challenges facing businesses; therefore we offer a range of core services that are vital to businesses everyday needs. To arrange a meeting please call: 01923 442442.

The Hertfordshire Growth Hub

The Hertfordshire Growth Hub is a service for established businesses that possess the drive and the potential to grow, helping them to find the highest quality locally-sourced support and expertise to help them achieve their business ambitions.

By visiting the Hertfordshire Growth Hub you have access to a wide range of locally-sourced business support services including access to finance, R&D help, training, growth and skills planning. Our role is to understand your precise goals and tailor an appropriate support package. By maximising local business potential, the Growth Hub aims to help develop world-class companies in Hertfordshire and thereby boost economic growth in the county.

HMRC e-Learning Tool for starting your own business

HM Revenue & Customs have recently launched a new FREE e-learning tool that advises on the tax and National Insurance issues involved in starting your own business.

The package can be completed in bite-size pieces and covers subjects including:

  • Starting in business
  • Registering your self employment
  • What records should I keep?
  • What can I claim against my income?
  • VAT registration
  • Becoming an employer

The package includes learning checks and videos as well as links to further advice on YouTube and gov.uk website. To start the tutorial just click here.