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.
See the latest available support for starting your business
Business Support Schemes
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. [...]
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 i[...]
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. [...]
Business Advisers Marketplace
Enterprise Nation's Marketplace is a searchable database of business advisers. The search facility can be filtered by the type of advice sought, business sector and business location. It is also possible to restrict the search to show only approved advisers. [...]
This workshop will support early-stage businesses and individuals involved in any aspect of invention, product development and commercialisation. Attendees will learn about the development and commercialisation process, prototyping and applying for patents....
StartUp Saturday is a fun and friendly one-day course for people who want to start their own business. Join small business expert and author Emma Jones and other aspiring entrepreneurs to learn how to turn your idea into a ...
This two-part workshop will inform attendees on the necessity of PR for business growth and enable you to set up and manage your own PR campaign and get results. ...
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Posted by London Growth Hub on September 28th @ 1:51 pm
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 […]Read More
House of Greenland
Posted by London Growth Hub on September 28th @ 1:49 pm
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 […]Read More
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