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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

  • Entrepreneurial Spark

    Entrepreneurial Spark is a business accelerator programme for early-stage and growing firms across London. The programme, which lasts for between six and 18 months, provides business support, training, events and workspace to help early-stage firms accelerate their growth.[...]

  • 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

  • Webinar: Introduction to Copyright for Business

    The webinar will explain the basics behind copyright, including eligible works, duration of protection, and an introduction to protecting and managing your copyright as well as using the work of others....

  • Entrepreneurial Spark powered by NatWest – London Hub Tour

    Entrepreneurial Spark, the world's biggest free business accelerator, has helped thousands of entrepreneurs across the UK to start and grow their own business. If you want to find out more, sign up to this tour! On the tour, you will learn how the programme can help you accelerate your business, ...

  • FSB London Women in Business

    Come along to this networking event to meet other women in business, make new connections and hear some inspiring success stories from monthly speakers....

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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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