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Stratford-on-Avon District Council
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Business Advice

These pages provide information and advice on certain aspects of business. Much of this information is provided by third parties, some is freely available and some more detailed advice may require membership of a trade body.

If you feel that there is information missing or that this could be improved please email john.tonge@stratford-dc.gov.uk.

Starting a business

Most new businesses are small to start with and basic advice about how to do things like write a business plan, how to employ a person, health and safety will help to make the process easier. We have tried to include all relevant information to help get your new business off the ground.

Starting a business page

Growing your business

If you are running a business and are looking to take that next step, this information might be useful. Information on where to search for funding, bringing your business plan up to date and extra legislation that you might have to comply with.

There are also links to where to look for premises, and advice from business groups.

Growing your business page

Looking for funding

No matter what stage you are at with your business, finding information on possible sources of funding can be difficult and time consuming. Check these sources first and see what is available.

Looking for funding page

Stratford-on-Avon Business Survey 2013

During 2013 Strtford-on-Avon District Council ran a Business Survey with local businesses to find out what they thought of the current state of business for them and what the Stratford-on-Avon District council might be able to do for them. See the results below

Stratford-on-Avon Business Survey 2013 report