Self employment

Starting your own business needs careful planning and serious assessment of the financial and competitive markets. This section lists websites based locally and nationally that provide help and information to people setting up their own businesses.

The Hive

Nottingham Trent University's The Hive:

  • Have helped start over 450 businesses since 2001
  • Provide expert advice, mentoring and in-house training
  • Supports you through the cruicial early stages of your business development and beyond
  • Networking opportunities including NTU Entrepreneurs Club
  • Access and routes to potential finance

Read some of The Hive's success stories

National help

Local help


Students at a careers fair