Starting a new business

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Thinking of starting a new business?

If you're thinking of starting your own business either during your degree or after you've graduated, we can help you. “Be The Boss” is an award winning programme of enterprise support aimed at students and graduates of the University of Derby who want to become self-employed. Find out more

Need space for your growing business?

With a focus on employability, the University of Derby is also keen to support growing businesses and our hi-spec incubation units are the perfect place to locate your growing business. If you choose one of our business incubation units, we'll offer you stepped rental charges and a range of business support services. Depending on your business needs we've got incubation units at:

They're all entrepreneurial environments where you can explore ideas and opportunities that will enable your business to grow.