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About us

We are experienced business advisers, who have assisted numerous start-ups in the area over the past twenty years. Business Start-Up can help you get your business 'up and running' 

Assisting business start-ups and enterprise in:

> North Devon 
> Torridge

We offer

If you are looking to set up a small business, or become self employed, we are able to offer you free advice and guidance. 

We can also support you in making applications for funding, including grants, to support your start-up. 

We provide free advice and guidance to anyone considering starting a small business, or becoming self-employed. in northern Devon. 

We can assist you with all your business planning, support your search for start-up funding, and signpost you to other sources of professional support. 

We are currently operating the: Bideford Business Start-Up Programme a programme managed by Mike Lillis and funded by the Bideford Bridge Trust.

We support

  • Avon
  • Business Support
  • Money
  • New Business
  • Networks


The Programme provides free advice and guidance, and assists applicants in submitting a bid for a grant (currently up to £5,000) to the Bideford Bridge Trust. 

To be eligible for the grant, the applicant has to reside in the Bideford area.

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