Supporting your business growth

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Start-Talk-Grow is a not-for-profit organisation giving new business owners the tools they need to start their journey.

It is run by a team of members who are experts in their field, but give their time for free to provide valuable advice to those just starting out.

Each member of Start-Talk-Grow has been a new business at some point, so we know exactly what it’s like.

From branding to choosing the right website, to business plans (have you got one yet?) and legal stuff – which isn’t so scary with our help, Start-Talk-Grow can advise on everything you need to kickstart your new business.

Cristina Vannini-Goodchild, Managing Director of data protection firm CVG Solutions, is the Principal Founder behind Start-Talk-Grow.

She says: “As a business owner myself, I’m passionate about supporting new businesses and helping them grow. There’s so much to running your own business that people don’t realise, especially at the beginning. I wish there had been a resource like Start-Talk-Grow when I was starting out.”

Our team of experts range from graphic designers and web specialists to marketing pros and business coaches, with a combined experience of over 175 years in their own professions.

Using Start-Talk-Grow won’t necessarily get you a brand new website, logo or sort your data protection worries, but it will give you practical advice and know-how to take your business to the next level.

If you would like to know more about the services Start-Talk-Grow offers, please visit the ‘Provided Support’ page.

You can find more information on each member of the group and how they can help your business in the About the Team page.


  • Not-for-profit
  • Volunteer members


  • Giving back to the community
  • Supporting New businesses


  • Assessing each application
  • Matching best skill sets
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How to apply

Apply for start up assistance from Start Talk Grow