Wherever you are in your business journey and regardless of the sector that you operate in, we can provide free business support aimed at helping you to succeed.
What stage is your business at?
Embarking on a new business venture is full of rewards but invariably it also comes with risks. It is important to evaluate yourself and what you want from your business, as well as do you research and develop a plan. To help you do this, we provide a range of resources, tools and guides designed to get you underway and save you time. We can also answer some of the common questions that you may have, and signpost you to that additional support and training that might be available to move your business forward.
Looking to grow your business is an exciting stage in your business journey. You have built a good customer base and they are receiving your service or product well. However, it can also be intimidating and, similar to starting out, it is important to evaluate, plan and set goals. We can provide support and tools to help you analyse every aspect of your growth plans, as well as provide practical advice about the steps that you can take. Our expert Growth Managers can also work with you on a one to one basis to steer you in the right direction.
Now that you’ve hit that stage where you can sustain the growth in your business without feeling the impact in other areas, you may be looking at ways to accelerate this further. For example, this may be through investing in new premises and systems or by looking to new markets. Businesses that are scaling up are important to our local economy by driving innovation, nurturing skills and creating new opportunities. Whether you are located here or looking to move to our region, our expert team can provide personalised help.
Need help with a specific area of your business?
We can provide support across every part of your business including:
“There’s so many different organisations and it can be unclear where to go to first. The Growth Hub has really helped
by acting as a first point of contact and providing guidance that is accurate and relevant.”
Phil Dunseath, Owner, Myroo
Talking Net Zero: Why does the accuracy of words matter to your business?
Do you understand the key climate change terms every business should know? Get to grips with net zero terminology and learn how you can use it to your advantage with our free resources.
Connecting businesses to support in Harrogate
Businesses in Harrogate have welcomed free drop-in days which are connecting them to support and friendly, local business advice specialists.
Successful female entrepreneurs prepare to pitch on International Women's Day
Six entrepreneurs, two angel investors, two chances to win up to £1000. That's the equation facing our successfully selected female founders on Wednesday 8th March at York Marriot Hotel.
28th April 20239:00 am - 10:00 amFREE
28 Apr - How to make your Social Enterprise survive risks: the art of Horizon Scanning
Join Professor Jeff Gold online to find out why Horizon Scanning is an important tool to master for your Social Enterprise, and how it can improve your resilience and prepare you for future changes.
22nd May 20233:30 pm - 5:30 pmFREE
22 May - Social & private partnership development networking
This networking event will bring together private and social organisations so they can find out more about each organisation's needs and work together to solve some of our social and economic issues.
18th April 20239:00 am - 5:00 pmFREE
18 Apr - Harrogate Co-Lab: Business Support Drop-In Session
This free drop-in service based in Harrogate can help answer your questions and direct you to relevant business support, resources and programmes.
Glossary of Climate Change Terms for Businesses
A free digital glossary defining the key climate change terms relevant to businesses, to help you understand and engage with sustainability resources and support.
2022 Seminar Recordings
We have recently hosted a programme of in-person seminars and other events, some of which were professionally recorded and can now be viewed on our website.
Seminar Recording : Access to finance: Funding growth
This workshop will provide guidance on cost based pricing, calculating your costs before deciding an appropriate margin, as well as covering market based pricing asking questions such as: What value do you add? What are you worth? How do you position yourself?