Get Started


Blackpool is a great place to start a business.

A place with a notable reputation for inspiring entrepreneurs – people with bright ideas who are prepared to work hard to make their business dreams come true.

In Blackpool you don’t have to go it alone, Get Started, Blackpool Council’s FREE business start-up support service, provides expert support and guidance to help local people start and grow businesses.

Get Started has helped over 1300 new businesses to start-up over the past 14 years, so get in touch when you’re ready and benefit from our on-line, resources, workshops, events, drop-in sessions, assistance with finding property and 1-2-1 advice and support.

We work with Blackpool residents and Blackpool based businesses to answer the important questions. This service is FREE

The service is tailored to you. It starts with a chat so we can work out what stage you are at and how we can help you. Every business/start-up is different and you can use as much or as little help as you need.

All we ask is that you give us a few contact details, so we can keep in touch throughout your entrepreneurial journey.

Other people have been where you are today, and have provided useful stories and videos of their journey, take a look.