There are various resources in Watford that can help support and grow your business.
Wenta is the Enterprise Agency serving Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. They provide business start up advice and guidance. At the Wenta Business Centre on Colne Way, there are business incubation units available to new business, as part of the My Incubator scheme.
This scheme offers a full range of support for pre-start, new or early stage businesses and social enterprises that require workspace and facilities and an advisor on hand to 'mentor' them through the early stages of start up.
The service is free of charge for successful applicants for the first three months while they develop their idea, work on their business plan with an advisor and get their business started.
The Watford Chamber of Commerce is an independent voice for a vibrant business community in the town. Members benefit from training courses, business advice and guidance, events and networking opportunities.
The Going For Growth and Shakin It Up event held on the 6 March 2013 was a resounding success. Built on the foundations of the initial Going For Growth event in March of 2012, this year’s was tailored and focused to the wants and needs of the local business community. With more emphasis on the Expo side but still incorporating relevant keynote speakers, presentations and workshops the event had a vibrant, fresh and new feel with something for everyone. For more information and to get involved email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the county there is a wide choice of commercial property of all sizes, including purpose-built business and retail parks and industrial estates. For more information visit Hertfordshire County Council’s website.
Watford offers support and a wealth of opportunities for all types of businesses. Several business sectors are represented here and there are many opportunities for business to develop and thrive. For more information on the businesses already located in Watford and the sectors supported visit the Watford For You website.
For more information and help with your business through the credit crunch visit the following article.
In this section
- Environmental Services Enforcement Policy
- Helping you through the credit crunch - business and commercial advice
- Improvements to the Parade
- Licensing Act 2003 online applications
- Licensing sub-committee protocol
- One Watford Green Business Pledge
- Public registers
- Watford - a Fairtrade Town
- Watford and Three Rivers Safety Advisory Group
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