Start Smart - Free Support for New Businesses

Bury Council and the Business Growth Hub co-fund the Start Smart programme. This is available to Bury residents who are interested in becoming self-employed, and also businesses within the first three years of trading.

Support is available through workshops, events and one-to-one specialist advice, including:

  • Analysis of your business idea and explore the viability
  • Advice on how self-employment may impact on your personal circumstances
  • Legalities of becoming self-employed / starting a business
  • Business and cash flow planning
  • Advice on where to access finance
  • Marketing
  • Recruiting and managing staff
  • New product development

How to get started

Register your interest by emailing investin@bury.gov.uk or phoning 0161 253 6535.