Start Your Own Business in London contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help you get your new venture off the ground. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.
Everything that you will find on the site is free or very low cost and includes our free start-up pack, a series of factsheets which cover all of the key considerations, relevant templates, links to other useful resources across the world and our own series of Start Your Own Business books.
Here you will find a collection of FREE resources defined by topic as well as the contact details for many local businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.
Accountancy & Tax | Bookkeeping | Business Advice | Business Funding | Business Grants | Business Networking | Business Opportunities | Commercial Law | Communications | Design & Branding | Education & Training | HR & Staff | Insurance | I.T. | Marketing | Mentoring | Office Services | Online Marketing | Photography | Print | Property & Working from Home | Web Design
This free 150 page book is packed with start-up information and contact details designed to help you start your business successfully.
We have been running SYOB for over 10 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between start-up success or failure.
Starting a business is easy but keeping it going and making a profit is a completely different proposition. The good news is that there are tried and tested 'rules' which have consistently proved to work.
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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 0207 617 7126
Business First Steps
Business First Steps is the one-stop shop for SME business start-up. We provide the tools to start, develop and grow a business. Our services include idea generation, business plans, start-up packages, brainstorming sessions and much more. 8458387912
Centa Business Services
Centa Business Services is here to help you on your business journey. In the first stages of starting a business we know that so many people are searching for guidance. We know that it's always easier to do it properly the first time. Centa has for the last 23 years been learning the ins and outs of small business so that wisdom can be passed on to you. 020 7278 5757
Centa Business Services
Centa provides a range of services aimed at new entrepreneurs and established firms and we have over 30 years' experience of providing impartial advice and hands on support in Central London. We offer business services that include office and workshop space, start-up and growth advice, training, access to finance and expanding new business ideas. 0207 278 5757
Croydon Business Venture
Croydon Business Venture Limited helps those wanting to start their own business through a range of free services including a weekly half-day business seminar, a monthly three-day seminar and 1-1 business support. We also provide high quality affordable office accommodation and virtual office services including mail and messaging services. 020 3747 4747
East London Small Business Centre
We offer fully subsidised business support, advice, mentoring and specific services to help you on your way.Some of the services we currently offer: Start-up business training; Business Planning help; Business Counselling; Access to Finance; Franchise Advice; Start-up space; B2B Networks; Web presence 020 7377 8821
Enterprise agency dedicated to helping people start and run new businesses as well as develop and expand existing ones. It offers a range of services including: seminars; expert business advice; specialist support programmes; premises and an annual business awards competition. Many services are free or subsidised. We also deliver The Start Up Loan Fund for anyone over the age of 18 years. 020 8443 5457
Enterprise Northern Ireland
Enterprise Northern Ireland (ENI) is the organisation representing the network of Local Enterprise Agencies in Northern Ireland. Local Enterprise Agencies (LEAs) are independent, locally based not-for-profit companies set up to support small business development and to undertake economic development activity. ENI has thirty-two member agencies, with coverage across all local council areas in Northern Ireland. ENI's vision is to contribute to the development of the Northern Ireland economy in partnership with other key economic development stakeholders through the provision of a high quality, value-added continuum of support that complements local and national government strategies for entrepreneurship, enterprise and economic development.Aghanloo Industrial Estate, Aghanloo Road, LIMAVADY BT49 0HE (028) 7776 3555
FSB Greater London
FSB Greater London is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area. Contact: Denise Beedell Development Manager Denise.Beedell@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.
GLE oneLondon is both an Enterprise Agency and a Community Development Finance Institution. Within our local region of South and Central London we provide a variety of intensive enterprise support services to new and growing businesses. In addition, we offer a variety of business finance options to help small businesses start up and grow using a variety of loan funds UK-wide. Based in London and using technology innovatively, we help business communities across the country. You can visit our dedicated websites for more information. For Enterprise Support, visit www.gle.co.uk. For Business Finance, visit www.glestartup.co.uk or www.glebusinessloans.co.uk. 0800 0320946
Globe Touch Global
To Add-Value to whatever we do from Business Idea, Start-up, Growth and Global to Enterprise & Entrepreneurship. 020 8432 2722
Harrow in Business
HiB is a social enterprise that has been Bringing Business and Communities Together for over thirty years. We provide a holistic, integrated and creative approach to supporting micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) through health-checks, mentoring and training, including support for businesses looking to access emerging markets. 0208 427 6188
HBV is a quality assured Enterprise Agency, Charity and CFDI specialising in enterprise, education and finance, based in Hackney, the country's second most deprived borough. 0207 254 9595
Lakers Chartered Accountants
Lakers Chartered Accountants was founded in 1986 with the single objective to offer client-focused professional services at an affordable price. Rather than just an accountant, Lakers integrate the key services of Taxation, Accountancy, Business Planning, Raising Finance, Management Consultancy and Training. The original spirit is still evident today as the company has grown from strength to strength and continues to pride itself on the expertise and experience in the service line it provides. Today the company aims to offer a service that extends well beyond providing a high quality accounting service. We see ourselves as business advisors, with the core objectives of increasing revenues and profits for our clients, whilst providing key strategic guidance for your business. Lakers work as a partnership with the client to advise, implement and monitor the business solution. 020 8440 2722
London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest independent networking and business support organisation. Representing the interests of thousands of companies, we connect thousands of business people every year and offer our members a wide range of practical and professional services. Address: 33 Queen Street, London, EC4R 1AP 020 7248 4444
London LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
In February 2012 the Mayor of London established the London Enterprise Panel, the local enterprise partnership for Greater London. The Panel is co-chaired by Harvey McGrath, former chairman of Prudential plc and the London Development Agency, and Kit Malthouse, the Deputy Mayor for Business & Enterprise. Its membership is formed of senior representatives of London's business community and three borough leaders representing London Councils. 020 7983 4420
London Small Business Centre
A leading enterprise agency in the capital that provide free training, face-to-face mentoring and access to finance entrepreneurs looking to start and grow their business. Having supported over 22,000 businesses and trained more than 13,000 people, your start-up funding of up to 25k comes with face-to-face support sessions from highly skilled business advisers. 0207 377 8821
MDP Accountancy Services LLP
MDP Accountancy Services, based in Liverpool St. provide specialist accounting services to New Start-ups, Freelance contractors, Medical professionals and SMEs. With our vast experience in accounting we understand that one size does not fit all. With fixed rate packages for those new to contracting and bespoke services to businesses and individuals with more complex needs, MDP Accountancy Services will take the worry out of your accounting responsibilities. Address: 12th Floor, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7183 6169
Merton Chamber of Commerce
Contact us for a range of business support services available for all size businesses including workshops, advice, helpdesk, full diagnostics, mentoring, links to professional experts, Greening and Membership service. Visit our website or call for further information. 0208 944 5501
Nwes deliver a range of business advice, training workshops, start up loans and innovation grants. Most advice and workshop services are free. Modern Business premises on easy in easy out terms available. Call or visit the website to start developing and growing your business. 0845 6099991
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Portobello Business Centre
The PBC is an award winning enterprise agency based in North Kensington with over 25 years of experience in providing impartial business advice, training, networking and consultancy to pre-start, start-up and existing businesses. Many of our services are fully or partially subsided, eligibility criteria will apply. We have helped start numerous businesses from a variety of sectors including Innocent Drinks, Preen, Arganic, Incognito, Carrieme, 009Textiles, Mark Fahart, The Pure Package, Unpackaged, Lorella Belli Literary Agent and Karen Karam. 020 7460 5050
Red Ochre works to support organisations delivering social change across the UK and worldwide. Our team has a wide range of expertise and experience in financial, managerial and technical fields. 0207 2508305
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 020 8712 5989
South East Enterprise
Enterprise agency offering a range of business support services, training and networking opportunities. Fully funded pre start service for all unemployed residents of Greenwich and Lewisham. Competitively priced business mentoring. Subsidised workshops are available to all comers. Call or visit the website for further details and eligibility criteria. 0208 305 2666
Tribeca Technology Ltd
We provide premier Hedge Fund IT solutions - robust platforms, dependable cutting edge applications relevant to your markets and the highest possible levels of support service. If you need specialist asset management/trading IT Support for your business, don't settle for second best. Call Tribeca to find out more about our exceptional IT support services and gain an advantage over your competitors. For IT Support in London, New York or any other major financial centre. Call Now To Learn More. 08000 122225
Urban Futures is a multi-faceted urban regeneration company working to develop, promote, deliver and broker services on behalf of the London community in North, East and West London) and to support people and communities in some of London's most disadvantaged areas. 0208 352 5900
Ward Williams Ltd
Accountancy, business support and personal financial services for people and brands working within the creative industries. So if you are a creative business and looking for understanding and support from your accountants then get in touch. Our premises are located in the 020 3036 0660
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