The Hertfordhsire Local Entreprise Partnership (LEP) is a new business-led partnership responsible for growing the economy in Hertfordshire by removing barriers to growth and creating new jobs and is based in Welwyn Garden City.
The Ethnic Minority Business Group
supports and represents the ethnic minority business community in Hertfordshire and is based in Watford.
The Women in Business Network is a womens' membership organisation with11 groups in Hertfordshire for members to support and encourage each other through collaboration and the sharing of business contacts and opportunities.
Herts Chamber of Commerce & Industry represents business interests in the county to local and central government, MPs, and all other relevant bodies and supports its members by encouraging the development of an economic environment in which all business and their employees can prosper. The Herts Chamber of Commerce & Industry is based in Hatfield.
Federation of Small Businesses Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire regional group.
The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme in Herfordshire supports unemployed young people aged 18-30 to work out if their business ideas are viable and whether self-employment is right for them. The East of England region provides the support for young people in Hertfordshire.
Nationwide business support groups
Federation of Small Business is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.
Forum of Private Business is a proactive business support organisation focused on the growth and profitability of small businesses.
The Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME)
supports people over the age of 50 who are unemployed or facing redundancy to become self-employed.
is an online community for young entrepreneurs aged 16-30. It offers free online business advice and start-up awards of £1,000 and £10,000 funding to young entrepreneurs in the UK.