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. [...]

  • Upcoming Events

  • Get the New Biz Know How!

    This seminar will provide you with the key information you need to get your new business off to the right start. It will cover how to:

    • Plan your business effectively
    • Research your market
    • Manage finances
    • Comply with legal requirements
    • Ge...

  • Business Basics

    This Business Basics workshop is part of Wandsworth Council's Business Basics Programme. It is designed to help aspiring or early-stage entrepreneurs develop their business idea. It will cover:

    • Money: start-up and ongoing costs, pricing your product or service, and star...

  • Intellectual Property Workshop

    In this session, Michael Okolo of Towis Solicitors will be covering the following subjects:

    • What is intellectual property (IP)
    • Types of IP
    • Legal requirements for IP rights
    • Protections and durations of IP rights
    • Procedures for obtaining IP ...

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Posted by London Growth Hub on September 28th @ 1:51 pm

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Posted by London Growth Hub on September 28th @ 1:49 pm

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