Starting Business in Maidstone
Everything you need to get your business going
We are here to support you, no matter what stage you are at, in your business journey.
The Maidstone Borough Council Economic Development Team is here to support you start, locate and grow your business locally.
Advice & Support
If you're starting your journey & have a great business idea read our advice on whether it's right for you and the next steps you can take.
If you're looking to start or grow and want free and impartial advice on business planning, HR, legal, accounting or web design, you can speak to advisors, Ask Phil, via the web-chat box on the bottom right of the screen. You can also speak to our advisors over the phone or face-to-face 5 days a week.
We host regular free workshops for start-ups and growing businesses by Kent Foundation, MHA MacIntyre Hudson, Natwest, Cripps and others, check the events page for information.
If you're looking for a start-up loan of up to £25,000, our advisors from LetsDoBusiness, in The Business Terrace Monday-Wednesday can help.
If you're looking for larger amounts, our advisor from Commercial Financial Solutions can help you find opportunities for funding over £100,000.
Our accounting partners at MHA MacIntyre Hudson are in The Business Terrace every Wednesday for initial pro bono advice.
We also have links with Kent Investor's Network to help you find backing.
We know building a network can be difficult which is why we organise and promote Maidstone business networking events.
Our marketing advisors from We Are First Point are in The Business Terrace every Thursday afternoon for initial pro bono advice.
We also have a business directory to find other B2B contacts and keep updated on opportunities identified around Maidstone.
The Business Terrace in central Maidstone provides affordable and flexible hot-desking, office space, virtual offices and meeting rooms.
Search our property database, updated daily, for opportunities for locating in Maidstone.
Cant find what you're looking for?
Contact the Economic Development Team to see if we can help you and your business:
Phone: 01622 239300
In Person: The Business Terrace, Maidstone House, King Street, ME15 6JQ
Is starting right for you?
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