Launchpad start-up support

If you're in the early stages of starting or developing a new business anywhere in Rotherham, Launchpad can help.

RIDO’s innovative start-up Launchpad support programme is delivered from the Business Hubs and available to all new, early stage and small businesses in the Rotherham area, completely free of charge.

Launchpad offers one-to-one coaching and a comprehensive range of expert workshops to help give your business the best start and support to grow. Our team can help you all along your self-employment journey towards building your dream business. 

Business Hub occupants benefit from direct access to support, with advisors on site.

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


Getting the best start

If you are in the process of starting up, our advisors can support you in mapping out your ideas and planning your next steps through one-to-one coaching and start-up workshops, helping you:

  • Create customer focused products and services
  • Develop your branding and marketing to help you stand out from your competitors
  • Build a deliverable sales and marketing strategy, making the most of online opportunities and traditional sales techniques
  • Understand how to set up a business, including HMRC, tax, National Insurance, company structures, etc.
  • Forecast your cashflow and learn about digital accounting
  • Develop a start-up and growth strategy.
Then, to build on your knowledge, expert workshops take you to the next level.

Expert workshops

For more established businesses looking to grow, expert workshops are regularly held at the Business Hubs on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Advanced marketing, branding and sales
  • Getting the best results from your social media activity
  • How to create high quality video, image, and copywriting content, including using AI
  • Accountant led sessions to learn about popular finance software
  • Drop-in sessions with local law firms where you can get your legal questions answered
  • HR advice around employing people for the first time

Interested in a topic not listed? get in touch!

For business support enquiries, please contact RIDO: 

01709 2544444;; or use the form below.


Who’s involved?

RIDO is delivering the Launchpad Project in the Rotherham area. If you’ve an idea, early stage or small business, Launchpad project can help.

The Launchpad project is delivered across South Yorkshire. It is supported and part funded by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and has attracted £2,551,566 investment through UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).


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.

RIDO Enquiries: 01709 254444

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