Website maintenance - Thursday 18 July

We are carrying out some website maintenance on Thursday 18 July between 11am and 2pm. My Account and some online forms may be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Got a great business idea? Need some backing to get it off the ground? Oldham Council are here to help with a wide-range of support, from grants to mentoring, through our network of partners. Support offered includes:

  • Undertaking a reality check so you can understand what’s really involved in being self-employed or starting up.
  • Support in developing a business plan, accessing finance and establishing routes to market.
  • Build a Business programme: Hosting regular workshops and events to support new businesses, Oldham Libraries can offer new enterprises one-to-one support 
  • Oldham Enterprise Trust can signpost those aged 18 to 30 to Start Up Grants and also to low-cost loans for those aged 18+ Just apply here Oldham Enterprise Trust (OET website)
  • Signposting you to relevant business resources nearby.
  • Connecting you to likeminded entrepreneurs for mentoring support and industry veterans for practical advice.
  • Access to free business start-up programmes provided by GC Business Growth Hub  and People Plus