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, Scale Grow

    New for 2017, the Start, Scale, Grow programme is designed to give owners of start-ups and small businesses the knowledge, skills and confidence to scale and grow their businesses. Delivered by Nwes on behalf of the London Growth Hub, the free programme o[...]

  • 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 can I protect a business idea?

    This workshop will introduce the four areas of intellectual property and help you understand which ones may apply to you and your business....

  • Dine with a UX Designer: Getting to grips with tech (ladies only)

    Enjoy dinner, drinks and a chance to meet Maxim Cramer, a Software Engineer and UX Designer at Artsy, an online platform for buying and selling art. Maxim will be talking about what exactly goes into software development and UX design, how to choose and work with devs, and things to consider when la...

  • How do I search patents?

    This workshop explains the key facts about patents and how you can use the free web databases in the Business & IP Centre to research whether this form of protection is available and suitable for your business idea....

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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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