There are many independent and commercial providers that can support your start up plans, some of which are listed below.
Please note, the decision to engage any provider is yours and you must use your own judgement to determine the provider’s suitability.
Help for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship: From business idea to action.
GOV.UK has produced a good step-by-step guide to starting a business. You can find the information in the Setting Up section.
Phoenix Richmond help Pre-Start, Start Up and SME businesses grow.
A useful guide with 'How to?' section for thinking through the stages of business development.
The Government-backed Business Support Helpline offers advice and guidance to new and existing businesses. It has information on national and local schemes, grants and loans to help companies start and grow.
HMRC will help you if you have questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses.
The Start ups in London Libraries programme is designed to help aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs from all walks of life turn their business idea into a reality, or to elevate their new business to the next stage.
A step-by-step guide to setting-up a new business
Tips and advice to help build your business.
London Business Hub provides an easy way to access the range of support that is available to help London's businesses.
Small Business provides a step-by-step guide to launching a company.