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Start a Business

Dreaming of starting your own business?

As part of our FutureShift project, we offer two kinds of support to people and businesses in Hull.

First of all, we help individuals who want to explore the idea of starting their own business, but need support making it happen.

We can help with developing an idea, writing a business plan, choosing a legal structure, and registering with Companies House (as well as many other aspects of business startup!).

We also offer support to existing businesses, who may want some guidance on how to improve what they do, from creating a marketing plan or promotional materials, developing ideas for new products and services, improving their website, or developing more effective governance.

There are 2 routes into being your own boss:


At the heart of what we do is the desire to help people trying to make a living doing something they are passionate about. If this is something that you would be interested in, email