Get Started

Overcome your hurdles...

Get Started is a friendly, professional service for Blackpool residents looking to start, establish and grow a new business. Our advisors have a wealth of experience and are able to cover all the key issues you will face when setting up a business from scratch. We’ll continue to support you in those vital first months of trading. You will get access to seminars and a dedicated business advisor who will work with you from day one to guide you through the do’s and don’ts of setting up in business.

The service is FREE as it is funded by Blackpool Council.

What are you waiting for? Follow the path so many other successful small businesses have taken and get in touch with us today.

To register for Get Started or to find out more, please call us on 01253 477147 or email getstarted@blackpool.gov.uk

Read some of the Get Started success stories here…

Stuart’s now a class act and says “Blackpool has changed my life around” - A Blackpool man has changed his life around and launched his own painting and decorating service ‘Class Décor’ with the help of Blackpool Council’s Get Started business advice team. Full Story

Ollie brings a taste of Creamfields to Blackpool - Up and coming DJ and Music Producer Ollie Crowe is creating music that will no doubt become anthems in clubs everywhere. Full Story

Couple toast new ‘Brush & Tipple’ business- A talented Cleveleys couple has launched a new business that gives customers the chance to explore their artistic skills and enjoy a relaxing drink in a social environment. Full Story

Royal Academy dance professional opens Blackpool school - A classical ballet dancer has realised her dream to open a ballet academy with the launch of her own new school at The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Full Story

Cooking Up Creativity with Mud, Glorious Mud - After years of looking after other people’s businesses and their brands, a local man has become one of the town’s latest entrepreneurs by creating a mud kitchen range encouraging children to get back to playing outside with nature Full Story

A cockney favourite comes to Cleveleys - A traditional favourite dish of old London town has come to Cleveleys with the opening of a pie and mash shop. The family-run business on Victoria Road West has taken over the building which used to house Cudworths ladies clothing. Full Story

Family pizza legacy inspires new business - A new restaurant will open its doors in Blackpool on Saturday 17 March inspired by a family tradition of cooking pizza in the town. Full Story

Gymnastic champion teaches her skills to Blackpool children - As Ukraine weather hits Blackpool, at least one local resident is used to the extreme cold temperature we are currently experiencing. Full Story