Starting a Business

InvestSefton in Partnership with the Enterprise Hub offers Start Up support to Sefton residents

All enquiries call Dom or Sharon on 0151 934 3452 or email

Enterprise Hub is the enterprise gateway for business start-up support in Liverpool City Region.  Offering expert advice and support to anyone who is 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.

Eligibility for enterprise hub 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

Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF)

Details: Start up loans from £250.

Who is eligible? Business start ups or businesses that have been trading for less than 12 months

Sefton CVS

Details: Sefton CVS is a registered charity, operating for 40 years, providing specialist infrastructure and support services to voluntary, community and faith sector organisations (CF) that encourage and support independent resilience and sustainable communities in the borough of Sefton

Who is eligible? Individuals in Sefton looking to set up a social enterprise.

Startup Direct

Startup Direct provides funding, mentoring and support as part of the government-backed Start Up Loans Scheme. Supporting people of all ages over 18, from idea stage to businesses trading for up to 2 years, Startup Direct provide low interest government-backed loans of up to £25k. If you are successful in your application for funding you also receive FREE: 12 months business mentor support, access to workshops and networking events and business discounts from over 30 providers.

If you would like to be added as a partner to the above list, please contact 0151 934 3452