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Tower Hamlets

Business

You might be interested in the following business information

Enterprise Team, Tower Hamlets

Find funding to start or develop your business. Funding is available for the following categories: Starting your business Growing your business Targeted advice for your business Protecting your business Networking / business interest groups

Idea Store Small Business Advice

Looking for business information? Starting up a small business? Changing your career? Find the answers free with Idea Store Business online services and in store workshops and events. Business workshops - Visit Idea Store What’s On to discover what’s happening in your local Idea Store http://www.ideastore.co.uk/whats-on Free Online Business Service - COBRA offers easy to understand and comprehensive factsheets and guides for anyone thinking about starting a small business or working in one. The ‘Business Information Factsheets’ and ‘Business Legal Library’ cover trading issues such as raising and managing finance, marketing and trading abroad and trading legally.Available free to Idea Store members in store and from home. Idea Store Learning Business & Finance Courses We offer a range of courses for people who want to start their own business. Whether you want to run a market stall, a shop or a home based business, these courses will give you what you need to know to be successful.

Information last updated 18 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.