Start your own business

Blackpool has long had a reputation for creating entrepreneurs - people with bright ideas who are prepared to work hard to turn them into a viable business.

Please have a look at our Blackpool Unlimited website where you will find inspiration and information to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and to provide practical assistance to transform your ideas and skills into a business.

No 2 start-ups are the same; there are a huge variety of different businesses.  Some people want to work for themselves, some want to build fast-growing enterprises.  Whatever your needs you will find support, resources and practical guides on Blackpool Unlimited to help you achieve your ambitions.


The support includes the council's Get Started service, a friendly, professional service for Blackpool residents looking to start a new business - almost a thousand businesses have been assisted to start in Blackpool over the past 8 years.

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.  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, and we'll continue to support you in those vital first few months of trading.

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 the free introductory 'Exploring Enterprise' course please call us on 01253 477147 or email

Blackpool Unlimited also provides a Start-Up Toolkit, a set of DIY resources to help you through the key stages of starting your business.