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Business and investment Get start up and business advice

Live chat with qualified business advisors

This online business start up and business support service is free to use for Manchester residents and businesses. It's delivered by an external agency called Wenta. 

  • Live chat with qualified business advisors, weekdays from 9am to 5pm (outside these hours you can leave a request for an advisor to contact you next morning)
  • Download business guides and templates 
  • Get Companies House and HMRC documentation directly 
  • Find out about local and national business events 
  • The latest business news 
  • Join online discussion groups or set up your own network

To get advice or to find out how to get the most out of this service, visit the live chat service. When registering you can also opt in to receive information from us telling you about business support services, events, consultations, news and legislation. 

You can also find out more about starting up or get business support from the Business Growth Hub.


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