Start Up Leeds

Start-Up Leeds

Access free support to start or grow your own business in libraries across Leeds.

Get the skills you need to make the most out of your business idea with Start-Up Leeds, delivered in partnership with the Business and IP Centre Leeds and AD:VENTURE.

If you want extra support to start or grow your own business you can attend our interactive workshops to:

  • get the skills you need to build a business
  • network and meet fellow entrepreneurs
  • access specialist information databases
  • receive one to one support from business champions

Start-Up Leeds helps give anyone with a business idea the skills and confidence they need to take their business further.

Get support to start or grow a business

If you’re in the early stages of developing your ideas or you’re looking to get to the next level with your business, we’ll help you get there. Anyone with a business idea can join the programme and you don’t already need your own business to take part.

Whether you’re selling directly to customers (B2C) or providing services to other businesses (B2B), our programme is perfect for you.

Interactive workshops

Our interactive workshops will talk you through the fundamentals of building and growing your ideas. With a range of specialists on hand to guide you through the basics, you’ll get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to take your business to the next step.

Delivered in libraries across the city, workshops will cover:

  • an introduction to the support available through Start-up Leeds
  • how to plan your business model
  • pricing your products and services
  • forecasting your cashflow
  • understanding tax and bookkeeping
  • developing your marketing strategy
Find all the upcoming workshops here.


After each session you’ll be able to put your skills to practice to grow your own ideas and get the support you need through the Business & IP Centre Leeds and AD:VENTURE.

Anyone on the Start-up Leeds programme can also attend specialist events at Leeds Central Library.

“After attending one of the BIPC’s sessions, I came away with clarity of what next steps I need to take to begin building my business and my business plan”

Join the programme

Find out more and register your interest in Start-up Leeds by emailing

Partnership with AD:VENTURE

The Start-up Leeds programme is being delivered in partnership with AD:VENTURE to provide free business support to even more communities across Leeds.

Although there’s no eligibility criteria to join this programme, we’ll be on hand to let you know if you would benefit from AD:VENTURE’s free business support for start-ups in the Leeds City Region.

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