Tooting Business Support & Advice

Tooting Business Support & Advice

Tooting Business Advice

Tooting 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.

Recommended Local Partners:

ROCBaSE

ROCBaSE

Provision of Start-up support in the form of Business Planning, Dedicated 1-1 Business Counselling, Interactive Training Seminars. Unique form of support that creates self-confidence and self-reliance through empowerment. Skills training. All Marketing, Financial and Legal matters covered

Support to existing businesses and social enterprises - Creative workshops and seminars, Motivational workshops and seminars. Business development, mentoring and coaching. personal development. Staff training programmes

ROCBaSE
TW2 7HF
T: 020 8755 4501
W: http://www.rocbase.org.uk

The 'Power Pack' visual business development system

Business Power PackAre you an entrepreneur?
Are you thinking about or in the process of creating an exciting new business? Do you have lots of brilliant ideas written down in notebooks, scribbled on the back of napkins or stored in your head? Would you benefit from having a clear, simple and cost-effective tool to help you organise, visualise and develop your thinking? If so, the 'buy once - use forever' innovative New Biz Kit is for you! Now available for a one-off payment of £20+VAT
Visit www.crackerjackbizstartup.com for more information.

Are you looking to get more clients and grow your business?

Growth AcceleratorI am a Growth Accelerator Coach working with ambitious business owners. The Growth Accelerator service provides uniquely tailored business support that gets results. Best of all because the Government invests in your success, the service is very affordable and includes business coaching sessions - worth at least £3K. Please click here to see how your business can achieve rapid, sustainable growth.

Business Plan Writing Service

Business PlanDo you need a professional business plan to help raise finance? I am a professional business plan writer providing a high-quality business plan consultancy service throughout the UK. I offer a uniquely bespoke and reliable service for both new and established companies. Please click here to see how I can help you plan your business success.

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.

What makes this book so special and different is that it includes quotes, advice and tips from those who have been there and experienced it first hand, people who have been inspired by Kate and gone on to start and grow successful businesses.

Click here to find out more and to buy your copy.

Business Questions Answered

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

Free Business Advice How to Find Free Business Advice.
Success Tips on how to beat the odds and make your start-up a success
Effectiveness How to Become Sackable
Self Care Self-Care for the Self-Employed
Time Management How to Avoid Business Time-wasters
Start Up Think You Are Ready To Start A Business?
Buying a business Buying a business
Start Up Do you really want to be an entrepreneur?
Start Up Start Your Online Business - Expert Advice For All Entrepreneurs
Start Up Are You Being Made Redundant? Thought About Starting a Business?

Full list of Business Advice articles

TOOTING ADVICE & SUPPORT

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National Enterprise Network

National Enterprise Network The National Enterprise Network is a membership body for those committed to the support and development of enterprise. Members are not-for-profit organisations which provide independent and impartial advice, training and mentoring to new and emerging businesses. As well as enterprise agencies, Members also include Chambers of Commerce, local authorities, further and higher education providers and other specialist enterprise support providers.

Key activities include representing the sector with key stakeholders in central government, official agencies and the private sector, providing unique membership products and services to members and managing national business support contracts such as the Barclays Let’s Talk Business series.

According to member research collected for 2011/2012, our network of enterprise support organisations supported the creation of 17,500 businesses over the last year and almost 25,000 new jobs. Our members operated loan funds in the region of £40.461 million, grant funds in the region of £7.565 million and supported almost 69,000 clients considering starting a business.
http://www.nationalenterprisenetwork.org | 01234 831623

Armchair Advice
Advice and information regarding redundancy and job loss. Armchair Advice.
| http://www.armchairadvice.co.uk | See website for more details

Blue Pear
BLUE PEAR - We believe in your business! Blue Pear offers a unique consulting and accounting service to small businesses. We specialise in Marketing and CRM strategic planning. We offer special services to:1. Start-ups. If you have a great business idea - we can help you create a plan of action to turn your idea into a successful business. 2. Women Our women advisory service is unique and our advisors understand that women have different needs, concerns and goals. So if you are a women with a business idea and need help with any aspect of creating, starting, developing or improving your business - give us a call. Free consultation: includes discussing your ideas, creating a plan of action. We offer a full service to start-ups - from the idea phase to the implementation of a successful business strategy! Call /email us for your free consultation!
info@bluepearconsulting.co.uk | http://www.bluepearconsulting.co.uk | 07712280015

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 achieve genuine high growth; the businesses that contribute the most too economic and employment growth.
enquiries@businessgrowth.uk.com | http://www.businessgrowth.uk.com/ | 08444 632995

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 action.
| http://www.bitc.org.uk | 020 7566 8650

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
info@cleverbusinessconsultants.com | http://www.cleverbusinessconsultants.com | 0843 006 1724

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 Opportunities for Growth. Contact us to see how we can support your organisation
info@clrconsultancy.com | http://www.clrconsultancy.com | 020 8983 9300

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 Allowance (JSA) claimants aged 18 and over who have been claiming for 26-weeks or more. Participants will get access to a volunteer business mentor who will provide guidance and support as they develop their business plan and through the early months of trading. Once a claimant can demonstrate they have a viable business proposition with the potential for growth in the future, they will be able to access financial support.
| http://www.dwp.gov.uk/adviser/updates/new-enterprise-allowance/ |

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 help out too!
| http://www.enterprisenation.com/ |

HMRC
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 & gov.uk website.
mark.ponton@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk | http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/syob2/syob2/index.htm | Contact via website.

Intellectual Property Office
Free advice for entrepreneurs. Business owners and entrepreneurs can get free advice on protecting their brands and inventions.
emma.richards@ipo.gov.uk | http://www.ipo.co.uk | 1633811427

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 in Britain. Their objective is to help businesses find a mentoring organisation to suit their needs in a fast and easy way.
The site also allows business professionals to offer their services as a business mentor via the mentoring organisations listed. Aspiring mentors may want to work in a particular area of Britain and have a particular area of expertise to offer. The search engine allows them to locate mentoring organisations that are the closest match to their profile.
| http://www.mentorsme.co.uk |

Mentorsme
Mentorsme.co.uk 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 easy-to-use search engine allows businesses to refine their searches according to the life stage of their business and their location in Britain.
| http://www.mentorsme.co.uk/ |

PRIME
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 problems of unemployment and age discrimination in the conventional job market.
| http://www.primeinitiative.co.uk | 0800 783 1904

Prowess
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 100,000 women each year to start 10,000 new businesses which contribute an additional
admin@prowess.org.uk | http://www.prowess.org.uk | 01603 762355

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, including how to start a business, finance and investment, product management, managing successful teams and entrepreneurial marketing.
| http://www.schoolforstartups.co.uk | 07702 313 226.

Shaw Trust
Shaw Trust is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.
| http://www.shaw-trust.org.uk | 01225 716 300

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
| http://www.shell-livewire.org | 0191 423 6229

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 of doing business.
info@socialenterprise.org.uk | http://www.socialenterprise.org.uk/about | 020 3589 4950

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 entrepreneurs and launched on 28th March 2011 by the Prime Minister, with the full support of the Chancellor and HM Government, although it is completely funded by our private-sector sponsors
info@startupbritain.org | http://www.startupbritain.co/ |

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 site.
| http://www.associationofbusinessmentors.org/ | 0208 7980835

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, Copyright.
david.hopkins@ipo.gov.uk | http://www.ipo.gov.uk | 0300 0200 015

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 help young people (aged 18-30) to start their own business. Low interest loan of up to £5000. From those who are unemployed (or working 16 hours a week or less) and are unable to obtain funding from other sources. Team – a 12 week programme of personal development training for young people (aged 16-25). Join a team of up to 15 participants. Rebuild self-esteem and think about their futures. Run from over 300 locations around the UK.
| http://www.princes-trust.org.uk | See website for full details.

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 ground.
| http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/can-we-help/help-with-starting-a-business | 020 3207 2100

TriStart
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 your state of readiness and overall commercial position with hundreds of other start up and early stage ventures. TriStart helps to minimise the risk of failure and develop a solid foundation on which to build and grow a successful business.
emily.fallon@tristart.com | http://www.tristart.co.uk | 1223421585

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 professional and ethical standards.
| http://www.uiauk.org | 01935 475 525

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!
| http://www.venturenavigator.co.uk | See site for more details

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 enterprising workforce, at the same time making a real difference to the existing lives and future potential of young people who live and attend school in their area.
| http://www.young-enterprise.org.uk | 01865 776845

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