Starting a business

North Kesteven’s economy is dominated by micro businesses - that’s enterprises with fewer than 10 employees. There are thousands upon thousands of them operating successfully in all parts of the district in sectors as diverse as aeronautical engineering, food, telecommunications, construction and retail. Small businesses are the life-blood of our economy and if they are thriving, the district thrives.

Some of the advice you need is available free from public sector organisations ranging from Job Centre Plus to but increasingly the private sector and in particular private sector business networks are being encouraged to offer more support.

You will find links or information on all major sources below or for more information contact the Business Adviser at North Kesteven District Council.