Micro Business Incubation

You’ve taken the first steps. You’ve started your business. You’re full of ambition. Now it’s time to take it to the next level….

Be a part of micro business incubation, a group of like-minded entrepreneurs passionate about developing their ideas, sharing their knowledge and kick-starting their next step as inspiring business.

Micro business incubation gives you membership of the University with the ambition to be the UK’s leading business facing educational institution and access to all of the resources you need to succeed: workspaces, facilities, advice, mentoring, seminars, events, academic talent and, most of all, a stimulating and supportive community of practice.

Take a look at the benefits…

Flexible inspiring workspaces

Micro business incubation is an open-working concept. That means rather than being tied down to the same desk, staring at the same four walls, you can work in any of our fantastic contemporary open spaces on either of our two campuses. You’ll have the flexibility to come and go as you please and move around or network in a vibrant environment.

Join our community of practice and get access to a wide range of advice and services that can help you to grow your business the way you want to.

Community of practice

We believe a better business evolves through the combined accomplishments of creative, committed, and compassionate individuals focused on a common purpose.

The Micro Business Incubation offers you a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow your venture.

Joining our diverse community of members will inspire, connect, and enable you to develop your best work every step of the way.

Community of practice cannot happen in isolation. It requires collective action. Step into any one of our open spaces around the two campuses and be a part of our active business community with the platform to support like-minded peers to thrive on sharing experiences and knowledge in free flowing, creative ways helping shape each other’s businesses and tackling the problems small businesses face.

Members benefit from a diverse business community that provides guidance, resources, and opportunities shared between all.

You will have access to

  • Free Wifi
  • Meeting rooms (subject to availability)
  • Learning Resource Centres and a full online learning suite facility
  • Hertfordshire Business Academy – a thriving network and membership group for individuals, working professionals, business owners and organisations, offering connections and collaborations opportunities with over 250 academic/business experts
  • Printing and photocopying (at low student rates)
  • Parking*

Mentors, events, academic expertise and more

Being a member of the University gives you access to hundreds of academic experts and their evolving research, as well as seminars, mentors, networking events, business directories and marketing through our website. In short, everything you need to support you and your business.

All of this for £60 per month.

To find our more and apply for membership please email us directly on microinc@herts.ac.uk or call +44 (0)1707 284791.

Places are limited and application closes on 29 September 2017 so don’t delay.

Criteria

Are you a start-up business and have been trading for less than one year?

We are looking for inspiring individuals with entrepreneurial spirit, and the passion to be involved in a carefully selected business community that will allow you to shape not only your business but others within the Business Incubation community.

The commitment is for active participation and attendance in regular group meetings that will facilitate the community of practice values.

Selection process

  • Shortlist of applicants invited to selection panel on 12/13 October
  • Enrolled to access full Incubation services on 1 November