Resources and Funding
Information to start and grow your business
Business Startup: 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 (17 & 18 November 2016) 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
Hillingdon Small Business Support: One-to-one business mentoring for start-ups and SMEs in and around Hillingdon area.
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.
Harrow in Business: One of the UK's most successful advice centres for small and medium sized businesses.
GLE Group: A leading provider of services, products and investment in finance for business, enterprise development, business accommodation and consultancy services.
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.
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 business.
Dreamstake: Partner up with service and workspace providers to give you special start up deals.
City Enterprise Service: A free walk in centre offering legal and business advice by Law students at the City Law School of City University supervised by local professionals and start up owners.
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.