STANTA (a not-for-profit organisation) offer the Herts Start Up programme (HSUP), a free package of 12 hours of business support including one-to-one business advice meetings, training workshops and seminars for start-up, new and established micro businesses (up to 3½ years old). For businesses not part of HSUP, one-off business advice meetings are also available, at no cost.

STANTA supplement this with a very comprehensive on-line resource centre, providing information on most aspects of starting and running a business, a listing of local networking groups and other companies’ training events and workshops.

STANTA also provide offices suitable for 2 to 12 people on easy-in/easy-out terms and charge an all-inclusive monthly fee which makes budgeting easy.

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