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.

Support

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  • Future Business Incubator

    Nine months of dedicated start-up support to accelerate your growth, open up new opportunities and develop your business in a sustainable way.  Collaborate and grow together with a cohort of other scaling start-ups to share wisdom, work through challenges and open up opportunities. The programme will explore key startup areas and help you to combat […]

  • The Future 20

    The Future 20 is a 12-18 month incubator programme for 20 of the most innovative startups who are working to address the most pressing global and local challenges. The national programme is looking for start-ups who can inspire and excite with their solutions for creating change. From developing low cost technology for water filtration that […]

  • 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 […]

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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