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Hertfordshire entrepreneurs to benefit from free start-up support until 2025 thanks to newly extended Get Enterprising programme

05 Apr 23
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Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has extended its Get Enterprising programme for a further two years to 2025, to continue to help businesses to start, grow and flourish within the county.

The programme, which first launched in 2020, is delivered by trusted business support experts Wenta, which has 40 years of experience in providing high-quality support with planning, starting, re-building and growing businesses.

Get Enterprising is a programme that offers fully-funded specialist support to enable early stage businesses to grow:

  • Get prepared to scale-up with vital advice around finance, digital marketing and technology to support your business growth.
  • Get ready to access this innovative programme and feel supported at every stage of your journey towards success.
  • Get excited to receive the funding you need to grow your business.
  • Get connected with other entrepreneurs who are contributing to Hertfordshire’s growth economy.

Get Enterprising supports Hertfordshire start-ups that have been operating for under five years. The service is free of charge and aims to stabilise early-start businesses and set them on a trajectory of growth, helping boost local job creation and economic contribution. The programme provides 1-2-1 specialist advice as well as training workshops, networking opportunities and access to finance.

Tim Burton, Business Support Services Manager at Hertfordshire LEP, said: “Our goal is to ensure local businesses are supported to achieve their full potential at all stages of their growth journey. Hertfordshire is an entrepreneurial county and by extending the Get Enterprising programme, we are delighted to help more residents overcome the obstacles of entrepreneurship, guiding businesses in their infancy towards growth and stability.”

Wenta’s Get Enterprising Project Lead, Emma Wright said: “I’m beyond thrilled to be able to continue this fantastic programme. Supporting Hertfordshire’s economic growth is vital, as small businesses need investment and this programme helps them to realise ambitions to become principal wealth generators for the county.

“SMEs are at the heart of the Hertfordshire economy, so it is incredibly exciting for Wenta to continue to lead on the delivery of this important programme that can lead to further opportunities. Wenta provides guidance for every stage of a business’ journey and our long-standing relationship with the Hertfordshire LEP and the Growth Hub means that we can continue to help SMEs to achieve their full potential.”

If you have growth ambitions for your business, access this fantastic programme and develop your own growth strategy. Register and find out more here:

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A growing family of business support programmes

Get Enterprising is part of Hertfordshire LEP’s growing family of business support programmes. This includes Hertfordshire Growth Hub, which works to accelerate the growth of established SMEs, and provides the next phase of business support for those who have successfully completed the Get Enterprising programme.

Other Hertfordshire LEP programmes include the skills and employment portal HOP which advises on staff upskilling, recruitment and retention; Hertfordshire Careers Hub, which links employers to education; destination management service Visit Herts, which supports local tourism and hospitality sector businesses; and Herts IQ, the county’s enterprise zone which brings together major research institutions in Hertfordshire. The LEP is also set to launch a new Inward Investment service later this year, as well as the Hertfordshire Film Office, providing support for the creative sector.

Hertfordshire is an entrepreneurial county and by extending the Get Enterprising programme, we are delighted to help more residents overcome the obstacles of entrepreneurship, guiding businesses in their infancy towards growth and stability.
Tim Burton Tim BurtonBusiness Support Services Manager, Hertfordshire LEP
Hertfordshire is an entrepreneurial county and by extending the Get Enterprising programme, we are delighted to help more residents overcome the obstacles of entrepreneurship, guiding businesses in their infancy towards growth and stability.
Tim Burton Tim BurtonBusiness Support Services Manager, Hertfordshire LEP