Start-up support

If you're in the early stages of starting a new business, the right advice can help speed up your growth and avoid pitfalls along the way.

We believe in empowering people with tools and knowledge so they can create a business that can reach its full potential. RiDO’s innovative start-up support programme is delivered from the Business Hubs so as an occupant you’ve got direct access to one-to-one support and a comprehensive range of workshops to help give your business the best start.


Our fast-track programmes help you on your journey to self-employment quicker, offering a full course of five workshops over the period of a month to help get you up and running.

We are here to help, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!


Building on an idea

The foundation of every business is the ability to deliver what customers want, solving their problems and helping them achieve their goals. We can help you look at your products, services and customers to maximise the value you create and capitalise on how you stand out from your competitors.

Business is also about building customer relationships. Our workshops and expert advice can help you build a deliverable marketing and sales strategy, making the most of online opportunities and traditional sales tactics.

We’ve adopted modern business modelling tools so our advisors can help you map out your business, understand your costs and revenues and plan so you can prioritise what you need to do to develop.

Who’s involved?

We are delivering the Sheffield City Region Launchpad Project in the Rotherham area. If you’ve an idea or business that’s been trading less than 36 months the Launchpad project can help.

The Launchpad is supported financially by the European Union and has attracted £2,073,682 investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development.



See the events page for details of up-coming workshops or contact us for more information and to speak to an advisor.

Help is just a call away – 

01709 331 133

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Can we help your business or idea develop?

Get in touch and let’s talk. RiDO offer a comprehensive range of support for businesses in the Rotherham area.

01709 331 133

Moorgate Crofts
South Grove
S60 2EN

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