Succeed with us
Bringing together a network of local, regional and national providers, we are your entry point to business support in Hertfordshire. Through an easy-to-complete diagnostic, we identify the advice your business needs and connect you to our services, and those of our relevant partners and suppliers.
So, whether you're starting out, getting ready for the future or looking to grow, we’ll get you access to the right support, when you need it. It could be one-to-one help from our network of advisers, mentors and coaches or access to funding, resources, and events. It’s all about getting you the help you need, building a thriving local economy and a community of businesses, right here in Hertfordshire.
Helping your business bounce back
Our Volunteer Business Support Scheme, in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, is a free and confidential 1-2-1 mentoring programme designed to get your business back on track.
Business Growth Grants Available
If your business is based in Watford and has 5-20 employees, or based in Three Rivers with 2-19 employees, you could be eligible for a Business Growth Grant. Under the scheme, grants from £2,000 will be allocated to successful business applicants.
The increasing importance of Net Zero and Sustainability
Businesses are beginning to make the pledge to achieve Net Zero status, and there is now an increasing importance of introducing more sustainable measures to business practices.
Access grants of up to £10,000 or one-to-one advice
Our Get Growing 2 service provides a tailored support package to help businesses become more profitable, competitive and grow.
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How can we help?
Looking for information, to meet a business adviser, access funding or attend events?
If you are based in Hertfordshire and are a pre-start, start up or established business, you can access all of the above and more.
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Want to promote your Hertfordshire company to other businesses?
- Create a profile that advertises your services and allows businesses to contact you directly.
- Respond to business briefs.
- Submit content to be promoted in the Knowledge Bank.
- You must be trading in Hertfordshire.
Publicly funded and want to promote your business support services?
- Share national, regional and local support initiatives.
- Potentially reach thousands of businesses that can contact you directly about your funding and support.
- Promote and manage your events.
- Upload content and knowledge to reach and help businesses.
All the business support you need, in one place
Welcome to Hertfordshire Growth Hub, your gateway to a comprehensive range of business advice, resources, support and events – all designed to help you start, grow, scale and innovate.
We help companies like yours create a business strategy, access finance and funding, become more agile and innovative, improve budgeting and cashflow. And much, much more.
Through an easy-to-complete diagnostic, we identify what stage your business is at and what challenges it faces; highlighting your specific needs and directing you to the most appropriate support.
Once we’ve assessed your needs, we’ll help you to create an action plan, make recommendations, put you in touch with other support providers and give you full access to all the powerful resources available through the Hertfordshire Growth Hub.
Hands-on business support and advice
Through our network of business support providers, you will have direct access to business advisers, mentors and coaches. They are here to support you on your business journey, whatever stage you are at.
Drawing on their breadth of experience, they’ll work closely with you to identify challenges, create a bespoke action plan and, if needed, help you access any available finance or grant funding in Hertfordshire. Our support services are impartial, so consider them your critical friend and someone you can rely on.
Access digital resources in our Knowledge Bank
The Knowledge Bank is our exclusive online business resource hub, where you can find a wide range of tips, templates, guides, infographics, factsheets, case studies and just about anything else you can think of to support you and your business.
Maybe you need a template for a business continuity plan, advice on setting up remote working, guidance on exporting or tips for tackling cyber security. Whatever challenge you’re facing, you’ll find all the free resources you need, neatly organised and right at your fingertips. It’s not just from the Growth Hub, our partners regularly update the Knowledge Bank with information and resources too and information you see will be tailored based on the outcomes of your diagnostic.
Find services in the Marketplace
Our online Marketplace puts you in touch with other businesses in Hertfordshire offering their consultancy, mentoring and support services and expertise.
Maybe you need a marketing guru or you’re after financial advice. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it in the Marketplace.
It’s free, easy to use and could make a huge difference to your business. Once you’re registered, you can:
- Browse local suppliers to see what’s on offer.
- Post a brief or job spec for suppliers to respond to.
You can potentially register as a supplier yourself and offer your services to businesses across Hertfordshire.
Sign up for Hertfordshire business events
With Hertfordshire Growth Hub, it’s easy to keep track of all the latest business events taking place across the county.
Whether they’re seminars, webinars, conferences, breakfast briefings or networking lunches, you’ll find events that cover everything from growth planning and grant funding, to recruiting talent and increasing sales.
Don’t forget: as well as signing up for our events, if you run events in Hertfordshire for businesses, you can also publicise them on this website to reach local businesses in an instant.