Resources and Funding
Information to start and grow your business
Business Startup 2018: Great business startup show (16 & 17 May 2018) - As the industry-leader, Business Startup is free for anyone thinking about starting a business or expanding a business. Visit their website for advice, opportunities, and much more.
The Business Show 2016: The Business Show (16 & 17 May 2018) is where businesses like yours find the next gear. It's free to attend and offers a wealth of opportunity, advice and information crucial for ongoing business growth within a challenging economy.
The ‘World of Opportunity Programme’ is part of a plan to guarantee British businesses benefit from the economic opportunities provided by Heathrow, the UK’s only hub airport. In addition to this programme, for the past 20 years Heathrow has run a successful series of Business Summits, giving SMEs the opportunity to engage directly with members of the airport’s supply chain and find out more about the opportunities that exist at the airport and around the world. So far, an estimated £93.4 million of new deals have been won as a result of the partnerships formed at the Summits.
Start-Up Loans: Control your own future with a start-up loan that comes with advice and mentoring from successful entrepreneurs.
Growth Vouchers: Launched in Jan 2014, businesses can now access Growth Vouchers to part fund any advice, training and support they need.
Step 1 - Select the area of business you want help and support in and fill out the simple online form.
Step 2 - From a supplied list, simply select the business adviser you want to use and contact them. They will take forward your application.
London Borough of Hillingdon: Useful information for business support and advice from the local council.
Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce: Local chamber of commerce supporting business growth.
Business Link: The government's online resource for businesses. It contains essential information, support and services for you and your business.
Enterprise Wellness: One of the UK's most successful business advice centres for small and medium sized businesses.
Newable: Works with businesses at the heart of the economu, unleashing potential, building resilience, championing inclusive growth.
Angels Den: Raise funding from Angel Investors quickly and easily.
StartUp Britain: A national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading businesspeople to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.
StartUps: Save money and avoid costly mistakes with this resource filled website.
Start Up Donut: Everything you need to know to start a new business.
Business is great: Support, advice and inspiration for growing your business.
Digital Business Academy: Learn all the skills you need to start, run or join a digital business.
Dreamstake Ventures: Partner up with service and workspace providers to give you special start up deals.
Start-Ed London: A free legal forum for startups.
The British Library Business & IP Centre: Launched in March 2006 and supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business.