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Business

You might be interested in the following business information

Invest Sefton

Investsefton is the enterprise, business support and inward investment service of Sefton Council, which leads on and supports business growth in Sefton.

Licensing and registration

Sefton Council’s website offers specialist guidance on business licencing and registration issues.

Tractivity Property Search

There are a wide range of industrial and commercial sites, premises, offices, retail and other business opportunities located in Sefton. These provide accommodation to meet almost every need and are either for commercial lease, rent or sale. Find the premises that match your requirements with Sefton Council’s online service at Tractivity.

Information last updated 09 February 2016

National information

Companies House

If you’re starting up you’ll find information about your need to register your business, how to check if a name is available, when to file accounts, and lots more. All limited companies in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are registered at Companies House. 

Federation of Small Business

The main organisation for small business in the UK, the FSB promotes and protects the interests of the self-employed and small business owners within the UK. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. 

Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust operates an Enterprise Programme providing money and support to help young people start up in business. The site also features an “A-Z of Young Businesses”, and a Business Finder. Useful resources and links. 

Setting up a business

Information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you’re self-employed or a sole trader. An essential starting point. 

Shell LiveWire

Established in 1982, the Shell LiveWIRE programme offers free online business advice and start-up awards of £1,000 and £10,000 funding to young entrepreneurs (aged 16-30) in the UK. The site contains lots of useful tools and links, including how to write a business plan. Registration allows access to more resources. 

UK Intellectual Property Office 

Many entrepreneurs, inventors and businesses forget about their intellectual property. The Intellectual Property Office helps you get the right type of protection for your creation or invention, no matter how big or small, from trade marks to patents, designs to copyright.