Starting up a new business can be a life-changing experience, one that requires determination and resilience.  There are many reasons to start a new business such as following your passions, becoming financially independent, dealing with a variety of tasks and having the freedom to control your life.

If you would like help with starting a business then Hartlepool Council’s Enterprise Team are your first point of contact. 

The team are able to advise on support available in the following areas:

  • Types of business e.g. Limited Company, Sole Trader, Social enterprise
  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Finance and funding
  • Accounting and book keeping
  • Marketing and sales
  • Social media and advertising
  • Tax, legal and insurances
  • Business premises
  • Planning and licencing
  • Staff and skills

If you would like to get in touch with the team for further information please contact the team:


Telephone: (01429) 867677

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Workforce, Skills, and Education

Hartlepool Enterprise Centre