Enterprise Hertfordshire provides everything you need to startup and grow your business - all in one place. Via your own private dashboard, you can obtain:
FREE Business Advice: business plan and strategy reviews. Operations, HR, sales, marketing and a lot more
FREE Digital Marketing Tools: Arrange business listings, email marketing campaigns, social media posts and customer reviews. Plus, reputation enhancement and advertising management tools to attract new customers
FREE Business Performance Reports: see how your business performs online and how it compares to competitors
FREE Learning Tools: Videos and guides from well known experts on how to grow your business and succeed online
Via our Marketplace, you can also browse and buy essential products and services from best-of- breed suppliers:
Get what you need via one place: Spend less time searching for the best products and services to help your business grow. Every supplier listed has a first class reputation and provides excellent support and customer service.
Wide selection to choose from: Find products and services across all business categories. Accounting, business software, bank accounts & loans, computers & IT, energy, telephone, insurance, mailing lists, printing and graphic design services, office & trade supplies, virtual office addresses, website domains, design & hosting and a lot more….
Save time, money and hassle: The Marketplace removes the complexity, hassle and time spent searching for and buying what you need so you can spend more time on building your business.
Try before you buy: Many of the suppliers listed offer free, full-featured trials so you can test the waters before choosing the right solution for your needs. Some offer discounts to not-for-profits.
Access free resources: Gain access to free digital marketing tools to help manage your online reputation, business listings, social media marketing, advertising campaigns and a free website and store builder if you do not already have one. PLUS video guides from business experts on everything from establishing a small business to growing one.
WE ARE IN YOUR CORNER: Enterprise Hertfordshire's Founder has personally selected every product and service in the Marketplace based on his 45 years experience of establishing and growing businesses. He has used most and knows they offer the best value-for-money.
PS Make sure to regularly check our website as we will be adding more products and services over time plus supplier analysis, product sheets, buyers guides, reviews and case studies.
About the Founder
Nigel Farren has 45 years experience in establishing and growing businesses. Former responsibilities include Head of UK Corporate Banking for a world top 10 bank; Managing Director, Europe for a world-leading publisher; CEO of a social enterprise and Managing Director of a start-up which he built into sector market leader in Europe.
Current voluntary positions include member of the Hertfordshire Economic Resilience Cell working with Hertfordshire County Council, Herts LEP, Herts Chamber of Commerce, the University of Herts and other stakeholders to build a plan for the recovery and resilience of the local economy. Former voluntary positions included Adviser to the UK Government on community energy, Trustee of a social enterprise in the sport/leisure sector and Trustee of an umbrella organisation for the voluntary and community sector.
Nigel has been a sole trader. Established companies including a CIC (social enterprise). Worked with charities, local authorities and large blue-chip companies in the UK, Europe, Asia and USA. Had tremendous success but also abysmal failure and knows what can go wrong.
Because of his experience, he can help you start up or grow an enterprise. From deciding the legal structure, writing a business strategy and business plan, securing funding, employing staff and building sales to restructuring a failing business and selling a growing one.