Get Started

Overcome your hurdles...

Get Started is a friendly, professional service for Blackpool residents looking to start, establish and grow a new business. Our advisors have a wealth of experience and are able to cover all the key issues you will face when setting up a business from scratch. We’ll continue to support you in those vital first months of trading. You will get access to seminars and a dedicated business advisor who will work with you from day one to guide you through the do’s and don’ts of setting up in business.

The service is FREE as it is funded by Blackpool Council.

What are you waiting for? Follow the path so many other successful small businesses have taken and get in touch with us today.

To register for Get Started or to find out more, please call us on 01253 477147 or email

Read some of the Get Started success stories here…

New Business ‘Signs’ Up with Get Started - A local teacher is helping more people to communicate with the Deaf community, thanks to help from Blackpool Council. Full Story

Gardening business keeps growing - Local man Aaron Dickinson has turned his passion into a blossoming career, thanks to help from Blackpool Council. Full Story

Another Get Started business thrives - A Blackpool gift shop has expanded its premises, two years after Blackpool Council helped it to get started. Full Story

Eight years of creating new businesses in Blackpool - A businessman has expanded into new premises and has become the latest success story from Blackpool Council’s Get Started scheme, which celebrates eight years of supporting new companies. Full Story

Celebrating the growth of small businesses - Blackpool Council is reminding residents of the quality business support available to local entrepreneurs and mogul minds this Small Business Saturday. Full Story

Jeremy’s show is child’s play for Baxter Life Care - A Lancashire company is celebrating only its second year in business with a major contract – a job behind the scenes at ITV. Full Story

A perfect rating for Hello Sailor - Get Started success story Hello Sailor are the first tattoo parlour to receive the perfect score after the introduction of the new scheme. Full story