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Starting

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 in Maidstone.

Advice & Support

If you're looking to start or grow your business and want free, impartial advice on business planning, HR, legal, accounting or web design, you can speak to one of our advisors over the phone or face-to-face 5 days a week. We also host regular free workshops for start-ups and growing businesses delivered by Kent Foundation, MHA MacIntyre Hudson, NatwestCripps and local partners, all of which are advertised on the events page.

You can also make use of our online advisor - Ask Phil - via the web-chat box on the bottom of your screen.
If you're starting your journey and have a great business idea, read our advice on whether it's right for you and the next steps you can take.

Funding


If you're looking for a start-up loan of up to £25,000, our advisors from LetsDoBusiness, based at The Business Terrace Monday-Wednesday, can help you.
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.
Our Advisors from Barclays can help you find out all you need to know about business banking
We also have links with Kent Investor's Network to help you find backing.

Promoting

We know building a network can be difficult which is why we organise and promote Maidstone business networking events.
Our marketing advisors from Chinwag Communications are based in The Business Terrace for initial pro bono advice.
We also have a business directory to find other B2B contacts and keep updated on opportunities identified around Maidstone.


Locating

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:

Email: GetStarted@Maidstone.gov.uk
Phone: 01622 239300
In Person: The Business Terrace, Maidstone House, King Street, ME15 6JQ