Thinking of starting or developing a small business?

Stevenage Enterprise Challenge Fund is a new scheme to help local entrepreneurs start or grow their business.

Stevenage Borough Council is offering grants from £500 to £3000 to local residents or businesses able to present compelling ideas for new enterprises or the expansion of existing businesses.

Applicants must be a start-up or small business with under 25 employees based in Stevenage and applications need to be submitted by September 30th 2013.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to present their idea to a panel of local experts who will assess the proposal for innovation, growth prospects and job creation.

Business advice and help with applications is available through the advisory team at the Business and Technology Centre, in Stevenage.

For further information and an application form please contact: 01438 242507 or email economicdevelopment@stevenage.gov.uk