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Where to find business support organisations who help start-ups.

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Businesses in Liverpool are more likely to succeed if they seek and act upon the advice of a professional business adviser. This page should point you in the right direction.

"You don't know, what you don't know" is a great saying and so applicable to starting a business. There are so many considerations in the early stages that taking advice from an experienced business adviser will dramatically increase your chances of success.

See list of local business support organisations below.

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Starting your business? You may be simply thinking about starting a new business in the coming weeks or months, or you may have already fully committed to the journey. Whatever stage you are at, you need to ensure that you have the right planning, strategies and systems in place to ensure you are on the right track from the onset. Our professional advisers can help you with: Business structures, Incorporation of the business, Business growth and planning, Financial management, Marketing strategies Through the Business Start Up Programme you can access: * Bespoke, one-to-one support to start your business. * Access to specialist guidance, knowledge and expertise * Accredited advisers who understand all forms of business and enterprise * Assistance to access suitable forms of funding to support your ambitions Depending upon your location, grant funding may be available so your business start-up support is free of charge. Such support is dependent upon grant funding eligibility at the time of application.
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Citizens Advice Knowsley - Business Start Up
Citizens Advice Knowsley have entered a new partnership with Enterprise Hub, the enterprise gateway for business start-up support in Merseyside. What is Enterprise Hub? Enterprise Hub offers expert advice and support to local residents who are thinking of starting a business or becoming self-employed, bringing together expert community organisations from across the Liverpool City region.
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The Women's Organisation - Start-Up Support
Business start-up support Advice and support to get your business idea off the ground. Thinking of starting a business? The Women’s Organisation is here to help. It is not easy knowing how to get from that initial idea to a fully functioning business, and you want to build something that will last. We can help you launch your business with a plan that is right for you. Starting with strong foundations is essential for making sure you thrive in the future. So do not sit on your big idea. Tell us what you are thinking, and we will tell you how we can help.
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Liverpool City Council Business Support and Advice
Business support and advice. This page on the Liverpool City Council's website contains details of a number of organisations and services are on hand to help you start or grow your business.
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Invest Sefton
InvestSefton in Partnership with the Enterprise Hub offers Start Up support to Sefton residents. Enterprise Hub is the enterprise gateway for business start-up support in Liverpool City Region. Offering expert advice and support to anyone who is thinking about starting a business. Whether you are considering your self-employment options or have a clear business idea and are ready to receive guidance to start, get in touch with the Enterprise Hub team who can link you to local support to guide you through your journey.
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Liverpool BID Company
iverpool BID Company is a private, not-for-profit organisation, working on behalf of our 1,500 BID Levy Payers in Liverpool across two BIDs (Business Improvement Districts): Retail & Leisure BID and Commercial District BID. A BID (Business Improvement District) is a designated zone (BID Area) in which businesses (BID Levy Payers) benefit from a wide range of additional services over and above those funded through the standard commercial rates and council services. Constituted by UK law in 2004, a BID is a powerful, independent voice representing the interests of a varied community of organisations, committed to working together to ensure that the area continues to progress whilst providing the best possible trading and working environment for its occupiers.
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Blue Orchid
Blue Orchid has extensive experience of delivering business start-up programmes across the UK. Our programmes include not only the general start-up advice essential for all entrepreneurs, but also in-depth training on key business issues for high growth start-ups and young businesses. Our experience in delivering start-up support as lead accountable body, delivery partner and sub-contractor has also allowed us to develop a tried and tested implementation process. This ensures that we can not only provide a rapid roll-out of support services but can do so using processes and procedures that are compliant with the most stringent monitoring and audit requirements including ERDF/ESF compliance. +44 (0)151 284 7728 info@blueorchid.co.uk
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Virgin Startup - How I started a business in Liverpool.
Liverpool is a former European Capital of Culture, and a city with a long and vibrant history that stretches back hundreds of years. It's no wonder then that it's home to some really exciting businesses. But what's it like to start a business there? We ask a Virgin StartUp business to share their top tips.
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Startups.co.uk - Starting a business in Liverpool
Startups.co.uk, the UK’s leading independent, online resource for anyone starting and growing a business and they have a page dedicated to starting a business in Liverpool.
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Liverpool Business and Intellectual Property Centre
Based on the first floor of Central Library, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre can support you if you're looking to start or grow your business. From taking those first steps to successfully launching and developing a business, you will find people and business resources here to help you.
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Together For Liverpool For Good
Is there a need in your community that nobody is solving? Maybe it’s time to do it yourself. Then again, maybe it isn’t… There are lots of questions to answer before deciding to set up a new organisation. What’s the best legal structure? Which structure can get what funding? Why do people keep talking about constitutions? At LCVS, we provide training, advice and support to launch your new organisation. We can help you with: Proving the need for your organisation – to yourself and to your funders Choosing the right legal structure, draft legal documents, and liaise with relevant statutory agencies Business planning – developing your business case and/or strategic plan Identifying and applying for appropriate start-up funding Advice on appropriate systems, policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance and good governance Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services 151 Dale Street Liverpool L2 2AH Call Us: 0151 227 5177
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Liverpool City Council - Business support and advice
Liverpool City Council's website has a section dedicated to business support. Coronavirus - support for businesses and employers: Measures to help businesses - business rates discounts, loan schemes, cash grants, ‘time to pay’ tax arrangements and more. Pay an invoice: Pay an invoice to the council using our secure e-payments system. Business information service: A host of information and research resources from our specialist unit based at Central Library. Payroll and Pension Service: Whether you're a local authority or school, our highly skilled and accredited team provide a fully compliant and secure end to end payroll and pension service. Health and safety: You must ensure that your business meets the necessary health and safety standards and procedures. Advertise your business: Advertise your business in Liverpool by using space on selected roundabouts or on our citybike fleet and stations. Business Growth Programme: Support for existing businesses who have the potential to grow and create jobs. Liverpool Chamber of Commerce: The voice of Liverpool's business community locally, nationally and around the world. Business continuity: What would happen if your business suffered a major interruption? Are you prepared? Brexit - Support for businesses: A regional Brexit Council has been set up to represent the private and public sectors across the city region. Filming in Liverpool: Application process. location database and how to register your property for film use.
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Invest Sefton
InvestSefton in Partnership with the Enterprise Hub offers Start Up support to Sefton residents All enquiries call Dom or Sharon on 0151 934 3452 or email investsefton@sefton.gov.uk Enterprise Hub is the enterprise gateway for business start-up support in Liverpool City Region. Offering expert advice and support to anyone who is thinking about starting a business
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Startups - Starting a business in Liverpool
Startups is a leading website dedicated to supplying useful information to anyone thinking about starting a business. Startups was founded over 20 years ago by a serial entrepreneur and the site contains a page dedicated to the Liverpool area.
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Blue Orchid
Blue Orchid has extensive experience of delivering business start-up programmes across the UK. Our programmes include not only the general start-up advice essential for all entrepreneurs, but also in-depth training on key business issues for high growth start-ups and young businesses. Our experience in delivering start-up support as lead accountable body, delivery partner and sub-contractor has also allowed us to develop a tried and tested implementation process. This ensures that we can not only provide a rapid roll-out of support services but can do so using processes and procedures that are compliant with the most stringent monitoring and audit requirements including ERDF/ESF compliance.
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Counselling For Liverpool
Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy in South Liverpool
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Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership
The Liverpool City Region LEP is Liverpool City Region’s primary economic development company, and the most innovative of its kind in the country.
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John Grimes Consultancy
John Grimes Consultancy is a new type of business consultancy firm that has one very clear and firm objective: to enable people to establish their own businesses by allowing them to tap into a wealth of expertise in an instant and to supply valuable insight, information, knowledge, and expert support to entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises (SME) and top executives to help
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Prowess- Women in Business
Prowess is the online hub for women-friendly business support, inspiration and information. Our vision is an environment where women in business can flourish. Be inspired Prowess is full of stories and shared experiences from women who’ve made their own way in business. Everyone has a story to tell. And women who are thinking of starting a business – and those looking to grow – say there aren’t enough stories of real women in business out there. In our recent survey 43% said they wanted to read more experiences and case studies from ‘real’ women in business! Read them here, or submit your own here.
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Startup-Club
Are you interested in setting up a business but not sure if it’s for you? You’re not alone. Our popular Startup Club has helped dozens of people like you to get to grips with the basics of business. Spaces are limited - reserve yours today.
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The Womens Organisation
If you have a great idea for a new business, The Women’s Organisation is here to help. Everyone’s journey is different, from the exciting light bulb moment of initial inspiration, to the many milestones along the way towards actually starting your own business. We can help you with a bespoke plan to suit your personal circumstances and experience, which will give your new business the very best chance of success. So talk to us today about your big idea, and let’s get your business ball rolling.
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Freelance Heroes
The Freelance Heroes portal is the best place for UK freelancers and small business owners to be seen and get the support they need. Whether you’re starting out, settling in to or scaling up your freelance business, navigating the changing marketplace can be challenging. That’s why on top of essential practical support, our community provides the moral support to help you go it alone without feeling alone. We like to think of our members as virtual business sidekicks; always there, when you need them. Free membership includes: fortnightly emails with tips and news; the right to access advice and support through our 10,000 strong community of freelancers; invites to our community events.
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Business 4 Beginners
Business 4 Beginners offers free advice for startups in the UK. Their website contains a page dedicated to Liverpool and the surrounding area.
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Centre for Entrepreneurship
Nurturing talent and empowering entrepreneurs Since launching in 2003, we've helped kick-start more than 300 businesses. Are you curious to find out more about starting up your own business? Perhaps you have an idea that you want to explore – or maybe you’re ready to launch your venture right now? Whatever stage of the process you’re at, the Centre for Entrepreneurship is here to support you. If you are a current LJMU student or a recent LJMU graduate (within the last five years) looking to start your own business, become self-employed or work as a freelancer – then LJMU’s Centre for Entrepreneurship is the place to make it happen. We’re a dedicated team of enterprise professionals with a wide range of work-based and start-up experience, committed to helping you explore and develop your ideas, turning them into reality.
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Alt Valley Business Start Up Support
Starting a new business can be daunting. Whether going self-employed, opening a new company or starting a new social enterprise, the skills and planning necessary to ensure a new venture is strong and successful can often seem overwhelming. Alt Valley Community Trust has been supporting new businesses for over seven years. Through two major European Union part-funded projects, Making Business Work and Enterprise Hub, we have worked with over 4,000 businesses, assisting from starting up to helping them grow. We now provide tailored support for those living in Croxteth, Old Swan, Dovecot, Knotty Ash, and Yew Tree areas of the city. Alt Valley Community Trust, Altcross Road, Croxteth, Liverpool L11 0BS
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Liverpool Vision
Im Liverpool, Im Business is a comprehensive support service to people wanting to start a business or businesses in their first twelve months of operation. We provide free training, advice, guidance and support to entrepreneurs in Liverpool.
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