Start Your Own Business in London-East

If you are starting a business in London-East, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in London-East 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.

London-East Locations Covered

Aldersbrook  |  Barking  |  Barkingside  |  Beckenham  |  Becontree  |  Belvedere  |  Bexleyheath  |  Chadwell Heath  |  Chingford  |  Collier Row  |  Dagenham  |  Gants Hill  |  Gidea Park  |  Goodmayes  |  Hainault  |  Harold Wood  |  Havering  |  Hornchurch  |  Ilford  |  Leyton  |  Leytonstone  |  London-East  |  Newham  |  Rainham  |  Redbridge  |  Romford  |  Seven Kings  |  Slade Green  |  Tower Hamlets  |  Upminster  |  Walthamstow  |  West Ham  |  Woodford Green  | 

Free Local Resources

Local resources and contacts sorted by classification

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


Start Your Own Business In 2018
Start Your Own Business In 2018

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.

As the old addage says 'you don't know what you don't know'!

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FREE Start-Up Pack

Our FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.

  1. Start-up checklist
  2. Step-by-step guide
  3. Business plan template
  4. Personal budget planner
  5. Cashflow forecast template
  6. Marketing plan template
  7. Guide to business networking
  8. Start-up map
  9. Web & SEO Checklist
  10. Start-up map

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StartUp Latest

Keep up to date with the most recent business thinking from around the world

We try to keep our eyes open for useful and interesting news stories and useful resources which could help if you are starting up or running a small business. Hopefully, this will save you the time and trouble! The latest additions are...

Bookkeeping tips for start-ups and self employed

Free Business Toolkit

FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking

The Leap Of Faith: From Startup Founder To CEO

How to Use Pay-Per-Click to Help Grow Your Startup

London-East Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the London-East area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)


4 great reasons to be part of 4Networking 1. Flexibility and reach 4N gives you access to a unique joined-up national business network. Our ‘Passport membership’ lets you choose from 5000+ 4Networking events each year. We have groups in most major towns and cities in the UK. Use your Passport to network locally, regionally and even nationally. Choose from Breakfast, Lunch and Evening meetings + join the UK’s fastest growing Facebook business group - just search on Facebook for ‘4Networking Community’. 2. A stream of business appointments Bypass gatekeepers by having three 10-minute 1-2-1s at every 4N meeting, with people you choose. Also use 1-2-1s to find trusted suppliers. 1-2-1s are one of the key elements in our relaxed yet productive meeting format, which is tried, tested and loved by our members. 3. Relaxed, fun and friendly networking At 4N, it’s easy to just be yourself. At our meetings and online we’ve created an unstuffy environment. The cornerstone of 4N’s ethos is Meet>Like>Know>Trust, as it’s the best way to gain customers, collaborations and suppliers. If this sounds like your kind of place, then become part of the 4N community. 4. A platform to demonstrate your expertise We give you so many ways to raise your profile and establish yourself as the go-to person in your field. In the room and online, being able to offer ‘4Sight’ presentations can gain you a massive audience. Plus of course, you and your business benefit from other 4N members’ advice and help. Established for over 11 years, 4Networking is helping thousands of business owners to grow their businesses. It’s business networking the British way. Register at (it takes 2 minutes) and then you can book your first meeting, to see how 4N will work for you. Browse our list of meetings here: Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

FSB - Special Start-Up Membership

The FSB Business Creation package has been specially designed for those looking to start up, or have recently started a small business. Tailored benefits will help you get your business off the ground and we’ll be with you each step of the way. Join today for £129.

remulous design

Creative studio with an appetite for contemporary design based in east London. Fascinated with strong lines, bold colours, geometric shapes, interesting type and anything in-between. Talk to us to help build your brand, collaborate, design a promotional campaign, logo, or consult on any presentations or projects you have that’s in need of making some real impact. Services: | Illustration | Graphic Design | Menus/Presentations | Posters | Logos | Brand Identity & Guidelines | Stationary & Print | Typography

Start Up Britain

StartUp Britain is a campaign by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. They offer inspiration, resources and guidance to help people start and grow their own business.

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

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

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

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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