Starting your business: organisations offering help and advice Click to get info
The following organisations offer help and advice for starting your new business and running it in the early days:
- Outset Waltham Forest Free start-up support for entrepreneurs and businesses located across Waltham Forest.
- Start-ups in London Libraries Free support for new business ideas and small/medium-sized businesses looking to grow. Access to expert-run workshops, one-to-one sessions with start-up advisors, and vast professional networks.
- City Business Library A business information centre with access to free global business data
- London Growth Hub The gateway to business support in the capital.
- Prince's Trust Working with 18 to 30 year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality.
- Enterprise Enfield Inspiring Women Programme A business support programme specifically designed for women in London to start and establish their own businesses, as well as grow and sustain existing early stage businesses.
- Federation of Small Businesses A membership-based business support service including advice, financial expertise and a powerful voice in government. Comprehensive online resources and direct access to finance.
- London Small Business Centre Advice and training, access to finance, and mentoring, for those wishing to start their own business.
- Intellectual Property Office The official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights, including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.
Growing your business: organisations offering help and advice Click to get info
The following organisations offer help and advice for growing your business:
- Forge Free 'scale up' business support programme for creative businesses located at and around the Blackhorse Lane Creative Enterprise Zone
- Building Legacies develop your business in many different areas from Compliance to Branding, Leadership & Management to Mobile Content Creation and Procurement. Building Legacies helps your company grow by winning more business.
- British Library Business and IP Centre Supporting small businesses to take the right steps to start up and grow.
- Unltd Thrive Accelerator Bespoke support and access to capital, for social entrepreneurs looking to grow and scale.
- Enterprise Enfield Female Founders Accelerator Innovative business support and mentoring programme for women who are ready to scale their businesses.
- Business is Great Government-backed support, advice and inspiration for growing your business.
- Department for International Trade Responsible for promoting British trade across the world and ensuring the UK takes advantage of opportunities.
- Mayors International Business Programme A programme of mentoring and business opportunities for high-growth companies in the life sciences, technology and urban sectors.
- Hive Collective Coaching service and support network based in Walthamstow.
Funding your business: organisations offering help and advice Click to get info
The following organisations offer help and advice for funding your business:
- Business Growth Fund The UK and Ireland's most active investor in growing businesses.
- Newable Working with businesses at the heart of the economy, unleashing potential, building resilience, championing inclusive growth.
- Start Up Loans Company Start or grow your business with the help of a government-backed Start Up Loan and free business support.
- New Enterprise Allowance Mentoring and a grant to start your own business if you receive certain state benefits.
- Productive Valley Fund Capital loans between £50k - £400k, open to small to medium-sized industrial estate based businesses in the Upper Lee Valley Enfield, Haringey and Waltham Forest and those looking to relocate there.