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Supporting

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, over the phone or face-to-face.
We host regular free workshops for start-ups and growing businesses by Kent Foundation, RIFT, Cripps and others, check the events page for information.


Funding

If you're looking for a start-up loan of up to £25,000, our advisors from LetsDoBusiness, on the 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. 
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 the VMA are in The Business Terrace every Thursday afternoon for pro bono advice and can make availability for other times.
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