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Liverpool City Region Start Up Support

Halton Borough Council, Knowsley Council, Liverpool City Council, Sefton Council, St Helens MBC and Wirral Council logos

Starting a business can be an exciting time, but getting the right guidance and support along your journey can make the difference when it comes to start up success.

Through a combination of online tips and tools and face to face guidance, Liverpool City Region Start Up Support will help you to turn your business ambition into reality.

Delivered in partnership through the six local authorities in the city region, Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral councils, this portal along with your local business support teams will guide you on your start up journey.

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Business planning

  • Business Plan templates
  • Market Research Tools
  • Useful planning articles
Find out more

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Company Set Up

  • Company Structures
  • Employing First Staff
  • Protecting Your Ideas
Find out more

Start Up Finance

  • Accessing Start up Loans
  • LCR Finance Hub
  • Understanding Tax and National Insurance
Find out more

Marketing & Sales

  • Marketing Planning templates
  • Useful marketing articles
  • Pricing and promotion
Find out more

Start Up Events

Nov 29

Learn how to run an effective marketing campaign

Nov 30

Maker Meetup #18

Dec 13

Start Up Workshop


Our funders

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared
Prosperity Fund with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority as the lead

For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus – GOV.UK (

Funded by Government, Powered by Levelling Up, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Metro Mayor logos