Starting a business
There are many reasons for starting your own business – you want to be your own boss, you have a great idea, you have a passion for something you want to share and so on. Taking the plunge may sound like just one decision but starting a venture is more a series of decisions and processes.
NBV Enterprise Solutions
NBV Enterprise Solutions provides tailored support to help start-up businesses in the East Midlands. The team at NBV offer start-up workshops over three days, advice from qualified advisers, as well as start-up loans and grants.
The Prince’s Trust
As well as business advice and grant funding The Prince’s Trust has an online enterprise resource which has hints, tips and videos for new businesses as well as a range of downloadable templates on marketing, financial planning and other key topics. Their support is aimed at 18 to 30 year olds.
Sir Thomas White Loan Charity
Sir Thomas White Loan Charity provides loans for new business ideas and established businesses needing investment. Eligible candidates may borrow up to £20,000 interest free for 9 years to establish themselves in their chosen career/business.
What you need to do to set up a new business depends on your type of business. The HM Revenue & Customs website walks you through the options on how to register your business and in addition offer a free, business support helpline.
Start up Britain
Passionate about promoting entrepreneurship; StartUp Britain offers inspiration, resources and guidance to help people start and grow their own business.
There is a huge range of local and national funding options that can support your business growth. See the finance section for details.
For the most up-to-date and detailed information on self-employment or starting a company visit GOV.UK
Start up loans toolkit
Delivering the Government’s StartUp Loans
programme and part of the British Business Bank, the Start Up Loans Company aims to help new and early stage businesses access affordable finance and mentoring support.
Intellectual Property Office
You know copyright exists but how does it apply to your business and your website?
To help answer any questions you have, the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has a suite of new and improved ‘IP for Business’ tools that can help you understand the basics of IP.
Every year Shell LiveWIRE supports thousands of individuals to access the knowledge, skills, networks and resources to turn their ideas into successful businesses.