Business advice

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Retail specialists Save The High Street are working with Three Rivers District Council to provide strategies tailored for independent traders to help them recover the thrive. Under this scheme free support will provide recommended action plans to help local businesses achieve individual goals, step by step guides and one-to-one support from expert advisors and more. The provision will be personalised for each business across a number of different themes such as increasing footfall, growing online, collaborating locally, making the most of seasonal opportunities and more.

All local independent businesses with a presence on the high street in a market or shopping centre, as well as anyone who cares about the success of their local high streets are now encouraged to find out and more and register at

Hertfordshire Growth Hub

The Growth Hub aims to be the go-to service for established businesses in the county. The Growth Hub offers free of charge, one-to-one support from experts specialising in finance, technology and productivity, sales and marketing and inward investment. The specialist business advisers will tailor an appropriate action plan and help you find any funding available for it. Contact 0844 725 5575 or


Local businesses looking to train staff or take on new employees will find information and guidance via a free-to-use service called Skillmakers. Developed in partnership with local employers, it offers a short cut to advice on training and recruitment – including apprenticeships. Support is available online – at– and from a team of training professionals with extensive local knowledge. Speak to them for advice on: upskilling existing staff, recruiting new staff and integrating your business into the community. 

Business start-up

  • Free support to help new businesses including workshops, one-to-one advice, incubation workspace and grants
  • Contact WENTA 01438 310020

Skills for growth

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