Business Advice & Training

D2N2 - LogoGrowth Hub

Support for businesses is available with the Local Economic Partnership (LEP) D2N2 Growth Hub.  For more information about how the growth hub can help you visit the website





Businesses can access

for information and advice relating to business.



Entrepreneur Handbook

resource for local businesses in the Amber Valley. We’re a UK information website providing expert advice and guides on every aspect of starting and growing a business including sales, finance, marketing and much more since 2012. 




SME Access to Finance Schemes

The Department for Business Innovation & Skills has produced a document to outline measures to support small and medium-sized enterprise growth through finance schemes and initiatives.  Further information can be found here


HMRCHow To Complete Your First Online Tax Return

HMRC are offering free webinars throughout the year which are aimed at giving you the confidence to file your own Tax Return online.  They are led by experienced HMRC staff and include time for you to ask your own questions.  They are predominantly for self-employed sole traders doing their Tax Return for the first time online, but all are welcome, even if you just want a refresher. 

For more information and how to book, please visit HMRC website.  The live webinar pages are updated weekly with all the latest dates.


HMRCOnline Tax and National Insurance Guidance

If you have recently started or are thinking about starting your own business then HM Revenue and Customs Business Enterprise E-Learning Tool may be of use to you, it will give you guidance on issues such as:

  • Starting in business,
  • Registering your self employment
  • What records should I keep?
  • What can I claim against my income?
  • VAT registration
  • Becoming an employer

The guidance is intended as a starting point only and is not exhaustive in the information that you need to know about.  Click here to access the guidance.


Starting A BusinessStarting a Business - The Basics

This presentation is aimed at people who are thinking about starting a business. It will cover the basic regulatory information and the issues that need to be considered when determining whether the business idea is viable. This presentation is not intended to provide participants with all the answers but rather it will act as a starting point for participants to go away from to do their own research.



Venue: Amber Valley Borough Council, Market Place, Ripley, DE5 3BT

Cost: FREE

To book a place please email or call Allison Rose on 01773 841496 or email


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Amber Valley Business Network Event




Cost: FREE to attend/ Stands are charged at £15.00 per stand

Amber Valley Borough Council is holding a business event focussing on:

Join the Amber Valley Business Network for your opportunity to network, meet with a variety of organisations and hear presentations from:


Register your place
Book a stand

For more information contact Allison Rose - Economic Development Officer, Amber Valley Borough Council 01773 841496


Free Employment Law Workshop for Amber Valley Businesses



Venue: Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley DE5 3BT

Cost: FREE

To book a place please email or call Allison Rose on 01773 841496 or email



Business News LogoFor up to date training information go to the latest Amber Valley Business News 

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