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Start a business

Thinking of starting your own business or going freelance? Graduated within the past five years? The Enterprise Team is here to help you.

From initial idea through to trading, we can offer valuable support and resources to help you reach your full potential.

As an alumnus you can access free specialist training, one-to-one business advice and coaching on:

  • how to write a business plan,
  • researching the market,
  • branding your product,
  • networking skills.

In addition, alumni may also be eligible to apply for:

  • a proof-of-concept grant;
  • the 'Duke of York Young Entrepreneur Centre' hot-desk facilities, with free access to vital business support tools such as a computer, printer, telephone and meeting rooms; 

Rest assured you’re getting help from the best. The University of Huddersfield won the award of ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2012.

Check out our Enterprise Team page or book a one-to-one meeting with a business advisor to explore your idea further.

Last updated Monday 26 January 2015
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