Business start-up advice, workshops and funding

The following support package is available to all Hallam students and graduates, including international graduates.

1-2-1 Business Advice

Our experienced start-up adviser will help you to clarify plans for your new venture and then support you to develop a strategy for achieving this. Regular appointments are available throughout the week, so you will never have to wait long.

Rob King, our resident Start-up Adviser

Specialist business advice

In addition to the support offered by our resident start-up adviser, we also work closely with a range of external partners who have volunteered their time to offer specialist business support..The current range of the specialisms on offer is as follows:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Law
  • Accountancy
  • Social media / Marketing
  • IT and web development 
  • Product / Package Design 


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We offer a range of workshops designed to cover all the key topics and information you will need to kick-start your self-employment venture. 

Start-up workshop

This workshop is run monthly and will provide you with a broad overview of all the key issues you need to be aware of when setting up your new venture. Topics covered include:

  • Identifying your customer base 
  • Introduction to business planning
  • Tips on market research techniques
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property (copyrights, trademarks etc.)

Please note: Attendance at this workshop is mandatory, with some exceptions. If you are unsure as to whether or not you need to attend this workshop, please contact us to discuss further.

Other workshops on offer include:

  • Introduction to Enterprise Thinking
  • Resilience as an Entrepreneur
  • Business Planning: a creative and interactive workshop to help you understand your market and clients
  • Managing finances
  • Social media for businesses
  • PR/Marketing
  • Crowdfunding

Why not come and talk to us about your plans (see below).

  • Visit us in the Hallam i-Lab at our weekly Open House Wednesday afternoons. Drop in anytime between 13.00 - 16.00. The Hallam i-Lab is a dedicated enterprise and entrepreneurial incubation space on floor 6 of Aspect Court, on Pond Hill. (CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)
  • Contact us on: 0114 225 3131 or email at:

Use the links below to explore the Enterprise Team's full offer.

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    Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 17:04