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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

  • Ready, Steady, Grow

    Ready, Steady, Grow with Virgin StartUp is a programme of activities developed to support entrepreneurs from across Greater London l
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  • 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. [...]

  • Upcoming Events

  • How to start and run a successful restaurant or coffee bar

    Before embarking on your journey of establishing a food and drink business, equip yourself with the essential knowledge you need to have in order to run a successful and viable hospitality establishment. This event will cover:

    • Coming up with the idea and market research
    • Gene...

  • Get started workshop

    This one-day workshop will cover the essentials of what you need to do to set up and launch a business. It will cover marketing, financing a new business and writing a business plan. It will also help you decide whether you are ready to start your own business....

  • New Enterprise Allowance and staring a business – guidance from DWP and HMRC

    This webinar is aimed at Department for Work and Pensions customers who are likely to register for New Enterprise Allowance and begin self-employment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions....

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Conscious Vibes

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 […]

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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 […]

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