Business start-up advice

There are a number of organisations that offer a range of support for businesses who are starting upBelow is a list of websites for different organisations that can help provide information.

Start-up support

Enterprise South - Enterprise South is a not-for-profit organisation offering business support and advice across the South East. Visit the business support pages to find out more about their support services.

Company Bug - Company Bug is a hub of information for any prospective entrepreneurs to those looking to grow their business. The website features business guides, tax advice, business news and much more.

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub - The EM3 Growth Hub provides an expert advice service and resource network for new and existing businesses, including signposting to a range of business services, information on starting and growing your business and access to a Business Support Helpline. 

GOV.UK - offer start up information and advice on starting a business. Whether you're looking to set-up a business and write a business plan, or want to take the next step in employing staff for the first time, the GOV.UK website offers a host of useful information for small organisations. The website also provides information on tax, registering your business and detailed guidance on self-employment.

HM Revenue - HM Revenue offers information about what you need to consider when starting up a business.

Informi - Informi is an information website created by AAT. AAT is the UK's leading qualification and professional body for vocational accountants. Information ranges from starting your business and legal. 

Shell LiveWIRE - The Shell LiveWIRE programme offers free online business advice and funding to young entrepreneurs in the UK.

Startups - This website is the UK’s leading independent online resource for anyone starting and growing a business.

Young people in business

We know that starting a new company may be daunting especially if you are aged 18-30 – take a look at some of the opportunities available.

The Princes Trust - The Princes Trust work with 18 to 30-year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality through their Enterprise programme. From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, they will be with you every step of the way. The services which they offer include training, mentoring, funding, business plan template, finance advice, marketing and more. The Prince's Trust website provides more detailed information on the type of services that are available.

Youth Business International - The Youth Business International network provides thousands of young entrepreneurs with an integrated package of support to help them start and grow sustainable businesses. The services which they offer include
•    Technical Training
•    Finance Support
•    Mentoring

The Youth Business International website provides more detailed information on the type of services that are available.