Southwark Business Advice
Southwark businesses are more likely to succeed if they seek and act upon the advice of a professional business adviser.

This page is designed to point you in the right direction.

Local Business Advice: Ideal if you already run a local business or are thinking of starting a new business in the area. See list of local business support organisations below.

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Business Atrium

Business Atrium

Business Atrium is a dynamic group of professional accountants, bookkeepers, systems analysts and business advisers with a wide range of skills. As a group, we understand the needs of small and medium sized businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups and the special requirements needed to make these business types successful. The firm offers unrivalled support in bookkeeping; VAT, IT and financial reporting and we aim to bring our clients up to the latest levels of competency, while achieving the all-important profit improvements. As a London firm of accountants, bookkeepers and business advisers, Business Atrium is committed to being at the forefront of the latest technological advances in the financial sector. We recognise that choosing the right financial and bookkeeping system is critical to business success, and as such, we offer best packages designed to take into account the needs of individual business types. We are Certified Xero Advisers, one of the best online accounting system for small and medium business and providing migration to Xero from older bookkeeping packages like Sage and QuickBooks and comprehensive training and support. We take our role as a provider of excellent financial control services seriously and as such have tested many of the existing accounting, CRM, stock control and tour operators systems currently available to ensure they meet the needs of our clients. We constantly strive to stay ahead of our competition by improving our range of used and tested systems on a regular basis. We are proud to have a team with a diverse range of skills and attributes including specialists in Accounting, VAT, Bookkeeping, IT, Mathematics, business and even Science – all of whom are able to adapt their core skills to the needs of our clients. We are able to take on complex and challenging financial related tasks including complex analysis, vat investigations, systems migrations and development. Business Atrium is a firm that is designed around the customer – providing sound, professional, knowledgeable advice and support to businesses in our local area and beyond.

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A Journey into Business

A Journey into Business
Many people dream of starting a business but it is a special kind of person that takes that leap of faith to pursue the dream. Are you that person? A Journey into Business is a book full of practical tips gained from Kate Wilde's many years' experience of advising people new to business.

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Useful Resources

If run your own business in Southwark and would like to learn more about starting your own business and business planning, we have compiled a library resources and usefulinformation which we hope that you will find helpful.

Business Start-Up Articles

Article: To Overcome Fears of Starting a New Business, Mentorship is an Important Key
Blog: 7 Tips for Setting Your Business Goals
Article: Should You Be Using 360 Degree Software?
Blog: 5 things PR is NOT
Blog: How to create your social media strategy.

Full list of business advice articles

Southwark Advice & Support

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Enterprise Club UK - South London

Enterprise Club UK - South London The Enterprise Club UK was set up and is run by local business entrepreneurs. It is for residents in the South London Boroughs who are considering starting their own business or becoming self-employed. It's a place to meet, share ideas, receive expert advice and support from local business people. There's an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, self-employed people and get business tips and advice. Enterprise Club UK is a voluntary organisation. We're always looking for supporters willing to donate time, their expertise or support to the group. Croydon Central Library. Croydon Clock Tower, Katharine Street, Croydon CR9 1ET & Southwark Works 1st floor of Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Southwark, London SE1 6TE | 07854 216 482

RBSS Consulting

RBSS Consulting RBSS Consulting provides a wide range of Enterprise Support Programmes to help you achieve your dream of starting or growing your business. Our business advice helps, advice and guide you and your organisation on Marketing, Performance Improvement, Funding, Improving Profit Margins, Business Planning, Cash flow Management and much more. We work mainly with small and micro businesses in all industries except industrial manufacturing.

We help individuals and organisations start up and grow their businesses. We provide our clients with an insight to make critical decisions and solve their most pressing challenges. We aim to do what is right for each individual client to enable them become high-performance businesses by focusing on strategic decisions and practical actions. Our aim is to help you achieve success as defined by you. For more information on our services, please visit our website. | 0844 3577 643

Armchair Advice
Advice and information regarding redundancy and job loss. Armchair ...

Business Coaching for Growth
The Business Coaching for Growth programme (BCG) aims to propel the nation’s most promising high growth SME’s and boost economic growth. It is designed to achieve maximum economic advantage to the UK by increasing the number of businesses that ...

Business in the Community
Business in the Community mobilises business for good. Its members commit to improve the way in which they manage their resources, be that their people or the planet. Its power is the unique platform this creates for collaborative ...

Clever Business
Business advice and support. Specialists in UK & European startups. We have experts in planning, marketing, running, growing, and rescuing businesses. More than 14 years experience. Support and advice packages from just ...

CLR Consultancy
We are a professional services firm providing a range of services to help your Small or Medium Sized Business, Social Enterprise or Voluntary organisation to:Increase Income and Profits; Reduce Costs; Improve Productivity; Be Sustainable Realise ...

Department for Work and Pensions – New Enterprise Allowance
On 5 October 2010 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions announced that the Government will give extra help to unemployed people who want to start their own business, through the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA). NEA is available to Jobseekers ...

Enterprise Nation
We help people start and grow their businesses by putting them in touch with other business owners, by providing access to the best tools and resources, and by sharing our own knowledge - on our blog, in our books and at our live events. And you can ...

Greater London Enterprise (GLE)
Pathway to self-employment workshop. Do you have a great business idea? If so, join us for a free, half-day workshop to explore whether self-employment or starting a business is the best option for you. This workshop will also introduce you to the ...

Head for Business
Head for Business is a not for profit, charitable business that chanpions enterprise as a model for empowering communities, tackling social problems and creating change. We offer one-to-one business advice/support and a variety of relevant, business ...

HM Revenue & Customs offers a new FREE e-learning tool that advises on the tax and National Insurance issues involved in starting your own business. The package includes learning checks and videos as well as links to further advice on YouTube & ...

Intellectual Property Office
Free advice for entrepreneurs. Business owners and entrepreneurs can get free advice on protecting their brands and inventions. ...

Mentors Me
Mentor Me offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain. An easy-to-use search engine allows businesses to refine their searches according to the life stage of their business and their location ...

Mentorsme is Britain’s first online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services. The free site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain. An ...

The PRIME Initiative provides free information, events and training to help older people get back into work by starting their own business - also known as becoming self-employed. The charity's activities are needed because the over-50s face huge ...

Prowess is the UK association of organisations and individuals who support the growth of women's business ownership. Our work encompasses raising awareness, sharing of best practice, advocacy and information. Prowess has over 300 members who support ...

School For Start Ups
The inspiration of serial entrepreneur and angel investor Doug Richard, School for Startups is the UKs leading provider of business training for entrepreneurs. We provide expert tuition on the critical issues entrepreneurs need to understand, ...

Shaw Trust
Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently. ...

Shell Livewire
The UK's biggest online community for young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) who are starting or running their own business. Register for your FREE Shell LiveWIRE account so you can;Apply for business funding including our monthly ...

Social Enterprise Coalition
Social Enterprise UK is the national body for social enterprise Our members are social enterprises as well as private businesses, charities and public sector organisations who support our vision of a world where social enterprise is the usual way ...

Startup Britain
StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading businesspeople to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK. The campaign was founded by eight ...

The Association of Business Mentors
The aim of this not-for-profit Association is to protect and promote credible business mentoring in the UK. You can find local mentors via the directory on their ...

The Intellectual Property Office
The Intellectual Property Office is the official government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the United Kingdom. These rights include Patents, Designs, Trade marks, ...

The Prince's Trust
The Prince’s Trust is a UK charity that helps young people overcome barriers and get their lives working. They help young people realise their potential and transform their lives. Services include: Business Programme. Funding and support to ...

The Royal British Legion
If you served in the UK Armed Forces and you're thinking of starting a small business in the UK, The Royal British Legion’s Be the Boss scheme can help you get it off the ...

The TriStart service begins with a simple questionnaire and ends with a personalised report featuring detailed recommendations specifically tailored to you and your business. Your input alone leads to TriStart's intelligent assessment tool comparing ...

United Innovation Association UK
The UIAUK is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to inventor education and support. Our Mission is to provide reliable information and assistance to Inventors, Inventor Clubs and Inventor-friendly firms who agree to comply with our ...

Venture Navigator
VentureNavigator is a free and impartial online business support service for start ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs. If you have a new idea or an existing company ready for growth, VentureNavigator can help you steer a course to success! ...

Young Enterprise
With more than 40 years' experience, Young Enterprise is the UK's leading business and enterprise education charity. The businesses and volunteers that support Young Enterprise take an active role in building a better-motivated, educated and ...