Starting Your Business

There is a lot of support out there to help you start your business but finding the right advice can be tricky. So we’ve selected a handful of resources to help you take those first steps in establishing your exciting new venture.

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  • Ready, Steady, Grow

    Ready, Steady, Grow with Virgin StartUp is a programme of activities developed to support entrepreneurs from across Greater London looking to start, fund and scale their business. If you’re based in Greater London, are looking to start a business, or have an established business and want to learn how to scale-up, you could access: Regular […]

  • Start Up Loans

    A Start Up Loan is a government-backed personal loan for business purposes. Start Up Loans of up to £25,000 are available to individuals over the age of 18 who are eligible to start a business in the UK. There are no application fees or early repayment fees. Growth Hub Guides to help with starting a […]

  • Start Your Business

    The Business and IP Centre at the British Library at St Pancras has many useful free resources to help business start ups and is open six days a week, including evenings Monday – Friday. Resources include databases, publications and industry guides, which provide essential information such as competitor analysis and intellectual property basics. Start ups […]

  • Business Plan Review

    Enterprise for London has a team of business advisers who have experience of running their own businesses and who have written, read and reviewed hundreds of business plans. Start ups can submit their business plan for professional review and advice.  A Growth Hub Guide to help with writing a business plan How to Write a […]

Case studies

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House of Greenland

Agathe Cury and Martin de Fleurian set up House of Greenland, a creative video agency, from their living room in early 2015. For the first few months, full timers and freelancers had to come to their place to work, which made the sofas quite crowded. Since then, they have moved to a rented office, employ […]

Conscious Vibes

Angela Small, Founder & Director of Conscious Vibes, a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC), talks to us about the business support she received through the National Black Women’s Network and the 639 Enterprise Centre in Tottenham.     Angela Small had always wanted to set up her own business but initially lacked the confidence to […]

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