Business start-up advice
Thinking of starting a business? Need to discuss your first
The Creative Business
Office is located within the Phoenix Centre, the hub of
enterprise at York St John University. We are a team of experts
here to help you to talk through your business ideas,
to review your business plan and to help your business to
succeed. The service is free, so let us begin to assist you.
In addition to being available
for business mentoring, we are pleased to be able to offer
financial assistance to help students and graduates of the
University. This guidance and funding can be used to
establish the feasibility of your new business ideas and to
help you start-up your business.
for more information.
Glossary of Terms
This fund supports
the early stage development of ideas that show good commercial
potential, by helping with your market research and by overcoming
specific roadblocks you need to start. The maximum grant is up to
£500 and is part-financed by the European Union.
To be considered,
you must first apply and book an
appointment. We can then check your eligibility and discuss your
intentions in more detail.
is available to our students and graduates (up to 5 years),
who intend to start their business in Yorkshire and the Humber. The
grant provides up to £1,500 for newly registered businesses to
Learn more about
the fund and acquire an
(Graduate Entrepreneurship Project):
partners all ten institutions in Yorkshire and the Humber to
provide the best enterprise and business start up support possible
to students and graduates, whether the support needed be guidance,
finance or networking with like-minded individuals.
as an exemplar of best practice in enterprise education in the UK
and EU, GE has received national recognition through industry
awards, inclusion in national reports and reviews, and is regularly
consulted on developing policy. The GE project is supported
financially by the European Union.
Find out more on
An essential item
to consider in bringing your business to market. What makes your
business unique and can you protect your ideas? While it is always
best to seek legal advise regarding IP, many great tools are
available to learn more about your
recommend the Intellectual
Property Office website to
entrepreneurs (particulary the creative sector). Their tool
is designed to help you think about what IP your business owns
and what protection you need.
(European Regional Development Fund):
was set up in
1975, championed particularly by the UK and Italy to ensure that EU
membership could show tangible economic benefits at home. This
funding has become the main way that the EU has implemented
its regional policy.
scope of the project aims to reduce structural imbalances in
economic performance within and between the members. The
project's main aims are: Convergence, Regional Competitiveness
& Employment, and Territorial Cooperation.
|This programme is
supported financially by the European Union. The project has
attracted over £1 million of investment from the European
Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for local
economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF