Planning

Without a plan, how do you know where you’re going?

We know you’re ambitious and we know you’re enthusiastic. We know you want to make this work. After all, why else would you be here?

But getting ahead of yourself can be just as big of a problem as falling behind. That’s why we’re here – to guide you through these early stages and to make sure you’re not only doing it, but doing it right.

We want to help you make sense of your ideas and see you turn them into a thriving business. We’re here to help you with the intricacies of planning and to help you avoid all the pitfalls that make these early stages so difficult to navigate.

We’ve also brought together a range of business toolkits to help you develop your business idea and get started. You can explore our toolkits below, as well as find relevant support, resources and events.

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Cybersecurity and Working Safely Online
Resource
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Cybersecurity and Working Safely Online

Advice and tips on cybersecurity and working safely online.

Get Ready for Business: Sales
Event

Get Ready for Business: Sales

Discover how to engage your target customers.

Get Ready for Business: Finance
Event

Get Ready for Business: Finance

A practical introduction to business finances.

Cybersecurity and Staying Digitally-Aware
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Cybersecurity and Staying Digitally-Aware

Advice and tips on cybersecurity and preventing online threats.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Support for Businesses and Employers
Resource
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Support for Businesses and Employers

Support to help businesses and employers respond to COVID-19.

EU Post-Transition Business Resource Hub
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EU Post-Transition Business Resource Hub

Support for firms to prepare for new rules for business and trade.

Introduction to Lean Start-Up
Event

Introduction to Lean Start-Up

Learn about the principles of Lean Start-Up.

Introduction to Intellectual Property
Event

Introduction to Intellectual Property

Learn about four areas of intellectual property.

Introduction to Lean Start-Up
Event

Introduction to Lean Start-Up

Learn about the principles of Lean Start-Up.

Cybersecurity and Preventing Online Threats
Resource
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Cybersecurity and Preventing Online Threats

Advice and tips on cybersecurity and preventing online threats.

Inspiring Women Start Up Programme
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Inspiring Women Start Up Programme

Support for women in London to start their own business.

Dream Bigger
Resource

Dream Bigger

Support for young females to develop entrepreneurial skills.

Mastering Instagram for Business
Event

Mastering Instagram for Business

Discover how to use Instagram to boost your business.

The Nail Group
Case study
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The Nail Group

Discover how The Nail Group has used our support services during COVID-19.

Brexit Ready Podcast
Resource
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Brexit Ready Podcast

Hear from other businesses about how they are getting ready for the end of the transition ...

Social Media on a Budget
Event

Social Media on a Budget

Explore how to use social media to build brand awareness.

Business Launchpad
Resource

Business Launchpad

Business Launchpad supports young people to start and develop their business.

Start-ups in London Libraries
Resource

Start-ups in London Libraries

The SiLL project supports early-stage and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Start and Grow Your Business with the BIPC
Resource

Start and Grow Your Business with the BIPC

Resources, support and workshops for startups and growing businesses.

Electronic Resources from City Business Library
Resource

Electronic Resources from City Business Library

City Business Library provides specialist resources for startups and small businesses.

London Borough of Westminster
Resource

London Borough of Westminster

Advice, support and information for businesses in Westminster.

Enterprise Enfield
Resource

Enterprise Enfield

Enterprise Enfield supports local businesses to start-up and succeed.

Enterprise Steps
Resource

Enterprise Steps

Free support for pre-start, startup and established businesses.

Entrepreneur First: Build Your Startup
Resource

Entrepreneur First: Build Your Startup

Support for ambitious individuals to find a co-founder and start their business.

London Borough of Barnet
Resource

London Borough of Barnet

Advice, support and information for businesses in Barnet.

London Borough of Bexley
Resource

London Borough of Bexley

Advice, support and information for businesses in Bexley.

London Borough of Brent
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London Borough of Brent

Advice, support and information for businesses in Brent.

London Borough of Bromley
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London Borough of Bromley

Advice, support and information for businesses in Bromley.

London Borough of Camden
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London Borough of Camden

Advice, support and information for businesses in Camden.

London Borough of Croydon
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London Borough of Croydon

Advice, support and information for businesses in Croydon.

London Borough of Ealing
Resource

London Borough of Ealing

Advice, support and information for businesses in Ealing.

London Borough of Enfield
Resource

London Borough of Enfield

Advice, support and information for businesses in Enfield.

London Borough of Hackney
Resource

London Borough of Hackney

Advice, support and information for businesses in Hackney.

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Resource

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham

Advice, support and information for businesses in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Haringey Business Lounge
Resource

Haringey Business Lounge

Information and support to help startups in Haringey to get going and grow.

London Borough of Haringey
Resource

London Borough of Haringey

Advice, support and information for businesses in Haringey.

London Borough of Harrow
Resource

London Borough of Harrow

Advice, support and information for businesses in Harrow.

London Borough of Havering
Resource

London Borough of Havering

Advice, support and information for businesses in Havering.

London Borough of Hillingdon
Resource

London Borough of Hillingdon

Advice, support and information for businesses in Hillingdon.

London Borough of Hounslow
Resource

London Borough of Hounslow

Advice, support and information for businesses in Hounslow.

London Borough of Islington
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London Borough of Islington

Advice, support and information for businesses in Islington.

London Borough of Lambeth
Resource

London Borough of Lambeth

Advice, support and information for businesses in Lambeth.

London Borough of Lewisham
Resource

London Borough of Lewisham

Advice, support and information for businesses in Lewisham.

London Borough of Merton
Resource

London Borough of Merton

Advice, support and information for businesses in Merton.

London Borough of Newham
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London Borough of Newham

Advice, support and information for businesses in Newham.

London Borough of Redbridge
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London Borough of Redbridge

Advice, support and information for businesses in Redbridge.

The Importance of Market Research
Article
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The Importance of Market Research

Learn why market research is important and how to get started.

How Important is Networking for Your Business
Article
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How Important is Networking for Your Business

Discover how networking can help small businesses.

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Resource

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Advice, support and information for businesses in Richmond upon Thames.

London Borough of Southwark
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London Borough of Southwark

Advice, support and information for businesses in Southwark.

London Borough of Sutton
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London Borough of Sutton

Advice, support and information for businesses in Sutton.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
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London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Advice, support and information for businesses in Tower Hamlets.

London Borough of Waltham Forest
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London Borough of Waltham Forest

Advice, support and information for businesses in Waltham Forest.

London Borough of Wandsworth
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London Borough of Wandsworth

Advice, support and information for businesses in Wandsworth.

Royal Borough of Greenwich
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Royal Borough of Greenwich

Advice, support and information for businesses in Greenwich.

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
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Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Advice, support and information for businesses in Kensington and Chelsea.

Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
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Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

Advice, support and information for businesses in Kingston upon Thames.

StartUp Croydon
Resource

StartUp Croydon

Services to help businesses start-up, grow and overcome challenges in Croydon.

The City of London Corporation
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The City of London Corporation

Advice, support and information for businesses in the City of London.

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
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London Borough of Barking & Dagenham

Advice, support and information for businesses in Barking and Dagenham.