Start Up Dudley

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Free online business support for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs in Dudley.

Start Up Dudley is a new online business support service delivered through Dudley libraries, which is part of GLL’s wider business support programmes, currently being delivered in the London boroughs of Bromley, Greenwich and Wandsworth. We currently support over 600 aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs across London, and look forward to building a well-supported community of aspiring and current entrepreneurs in Dudley, as well as collaborating with similar organisations and business experts to deliver our package of support.

Online workshops, information sessions and livestreamed events

Start Up Dudley members will have access to free online workshops, events and information session on an array of topics such as: accessing funding for businesses, how to register a business and the different options available, generating business leads online, e-commerce, inspiring talks, effective marketing and much more. These sessions will be delivered in collaboration with our network of business experts and partners, and also accessed by our London business community which hope will facilitate networking and collaboration between the two regions.

All online events are accessible via the Start Up Eventbrite page

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Resources available

Join the Start Up Dudley membership and unlock the essential support you need for your business journey. Discover the range of resources and tools you can expect as part of the Start Up Dudley experience.

Business information and resources

We will share useful business support resources with you, to help you access the information you need to start and grow your business.

121 business support

There will be the opportunity for Start Up Dudley members to access 121 business support to discuss a business challenge or issue with a member of the business team through a pre-booked appointment.

Business rooms for hire

Dudley libraries has a number of rooms/halls of varying sizes that members of the community and businesses can hire.


We will signpost Start Up Dudley members to other business support services locally, community groups, council services etc. to provide further support.

To join Start Up Dudley, please complete the registration form

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