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 clarify your aims and objectives 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 for an appointment.

Business Start-up AdviserRob King, our resident Start-up Adviser


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: 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

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 

Enterprise Adviser Logos

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

  • Come to our weekly Wednesday drop-in info session in Careers Connect anytime between 13.00 - 14.00
  • 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.
  • Contact us on: 0114 225 3131 or email at:

To find out more about the Enterprise Team's offer, click on the following links:

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    Friday, August 23, 2019 - 16:09