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Enterprise Hub: Pre-start business support

I am developing my business idea with expert support

Are you looking for help to start a business or considering self-employment? Expert business start-up advice and support is available to residents of the Liverpool City Region through Enterprise Hub.  Call 0151 706 8113 to be linked with an Enterprise Hub adviser near you.

About Enterprise Hub

Enterprise Hub is the enterprise gateway for business start-up support in the Liverpool City Region. Offering expert advice and support to those who are thinking about starting a business including help to:

  • Understand the process of starting a business
  • Research a business idea
  • Build a comprehensive business plan
  • Develop a marketing plan
  • Create financial forecasts to understand the costs of running your business and potential income
  • Identify sources of finance to get started

Whether you are considering your self-employment options or have a clear business idea and are ready to receive guidance to start, get in touch with the Enterprise Hub team who can link you to local support to guide you through your journey.

Download our Enterprise Hub Report 2015 - 2018 here.


Eligibility for Business Start-up Support

You can access support to start your new business through Enterprise Hub if you are:

  • A man or woman living in Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens or Halton
  • Currently unemployed, employed or economically inactive
  • Looking to get support to start a business/go self-employed
  • Not yet registered as self-employed


How to Contact Enterprise hub

Contact our expert team who will help to assess your business needs and link you to the relevant support via:

Telephone 0151 706 8113

Email enterprisehub@thewo.org.uk


Connect with Enterprise Hub on Social Media


Twitter @MerseyEnthub



Enterprise Hub Partnership

The Women's Organisation are the lead and accountable body for Enterprise Hub, with 10 delivery partners and 5 strategic partners working together to offer expert advice and guidance, building Liverpool City Region as a central hub for enterprise. 



Enterprise Hub is receiving funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund funds help local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding



More than twice as many men than women are self employed: 14% of men, 6% of women.
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
Women in full-time work currently earn an average of 15% less per hour than men
source: Fawcett - The changing labour market
"I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself, that is the best combination"
source: Dame Judi Dench
In 2010, 104 million women in 59 countries started and managed new business ventures
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
30,000 women every year lose their jobs as a result of becoming pregnant.
source: GEM 2010 - Women's Report
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any"
source: Alice Walker


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