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Start or grow your own business

Visit our Coronavirus: Information for businesses webpage for Business Rates information, links to national resources and guidance about applying for grants to support your business during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Whether you’re thinking about setting up your own business or looking to grow an existing venture, there’s plenty of advice and support available to help. What you need to do to set up depends on your type of business, where you work and whether you take people on to help.

Business Rates

If you rent or buy a property, you may have to pay business rates. Small businesses can apply for a discount on business rates and some may pay nothing.

Business rates in Horsham District are managed by LGSS on behalf of Horsham District Council.

Visit the LGSS website to find out about rates and to check if you're eligible for business rate relief. This is well worth doing; lots of businesses don't realise they are eligible for rate relief.

Food and drink businesses

If you’re thinking of setting up a food or drink business, contact us to:

Finding a premises

Finding the right office space for your business is important – you need somewhere that meets your needs now but has the potential for growth too.

Join a business community

Networking groups are a great way to get to know other businesses in your local area. Some of the prominent networking groups include:

Find out more about networking opportunities on Think Horsham District