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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

  • 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

  • The biggest ever Startup Saturday

    Join founder of Enterprise Nation Emma Jones MBE to learn how to turn your idea into a business. It will cover:

    • Business plans
    • Registering your company
    • Protecting your brand
    • Fundraising
    • Social media and marketing
    • And more!
    • ...

  • Your business and you

    This seminar is designed to help attendees decide whether starting and running a small business is the right option for them. It will consider the money, time, operations and management issues that must be considered before starting up in business, as well as how to maintain a work-life balance....

  • How do I search patents

    This workshop will explain 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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