Starting

Everything great starts out small. Your business is no exception.

We know that beginnings are difficult. You’re treading new ground. Things can move quickly and it can be difficult to keep track of all the changes happening day-to-day.

That’s why we’re here. We want to make sure you get the right advice for your business — exactly when it matters the most.

Our team wants to see you succeed.

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

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Staying Safe Online
Resource
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Staying Safe Online

Advice and tips to help your business stay safe online.

Heart of the City – 2021 Foundation Programme
Resource

Heart of the City – 2021 Foundation Programme

Discover how to implement key concepts in responsible business.

Presentation Skills and Public Speaking
Event

Presentation Skills and Public Speaking

Discover how to engage your audience and present with confidence.

Content Creation Workshop
Event

Content Creation Workshop

Discover how to create content that connects with your audience.

LinkedIn 101: Leverage Your Profile and Grow Your Business
Event

LinkedIn 101: Leverage Your Profile and Grow Your Business

Discover how to use LinkedIn to boost your business.

Mastering Instagram for Business
Event

Mastering Instagram for Business

Discover how to use Instagram to boost your business.

COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme
Event

COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Discover how to make a claim to the scheme.

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property
Event

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property

An introduction to intellectual property, and how to protect it.

What is GDPR? Handling Data Correctly
Event

What is GDPR? Handling Data Correctly

Support to make sure your business is following GDPR guidelines.

Hatch Talks – Let’s Talk Side Hustles with NYT Network
Event

Hatch Talks – Let’s Talk Side Hustles with NYT Network

Advice about starting and running a side hustle.

Hatch Founders Talk: Starting a Food Waste Revolution
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Hatch Founders Talk: Starting a Food Waste Revolution

Founders share insight and lessons from growing their own new business.

Pivot Project
Resource

Pivot Project

Support for businesses in Tower Hamlets to adapt to the new trading environment.

Practical Guidance on Collecting Data from Colleagues and Clients
Event

Practical Guidance on Collecting Data from Colleagues and Clients

Advice on remaining GDPR compliant when collecting personal data.

Forecasting & Financing Your Way to a Brighter Future
Event

Forecasting & Financing Your Way to a Brighter Future

Learn how cash flow forecasting can help reduce business risk.

Getting Started With Digital Marketing
Event

Getting Started With Digital Marketing

Discover how to create a successful digital marketing campaign.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Event

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Learn about changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Let’s Talk About Behaviour

A series of webinars to support the early years sector during COVID-19.

Operating a Viable Early Years Provision / Grant Funding – Thinking Outside the Box

A series of webinars to support the early years sector during COVID-19.

Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Electronics and Machinery
Event

Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Electronics and Machinery

Support for electronics businesses to prepare for the end of the transition period.

Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Metals and Materials Industries
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Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Metals and Materials Industries

Support for the metals and materials industries to prepare for the end of the transition p...

Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Consumer Goods
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Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Consumer Goods

Support for consumer goods businesses to prepare for the end of the transition period.

Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Construction
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Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Construction

Support for the construction sector to prepare for the end of the transition period.

Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Aerospace
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Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Aerospace

Support for the aerospace sector to prepare for the end of the transition period.

Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Life Sciences
Event

Prepare for the End of the Transition Period – Life Sciences

Support for the life sciences sector to prepare for the end of the transition period.

Why You Need IP Protection When Starting and Growing a Business
Event

Why You Need IP Protection When Starting and Growing a Business

Discover why IP protection is important for your business.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Event

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Learn about changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Event

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Learn about changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Internet of Things (IoT)
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Internet of Things (IoT)

Advice and tips to help your business use the Internet of Things safely.

COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme
Event

COVID-19 Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Discover how to make a claim to the scheme.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Event

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Learn about changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

FSB Women in Business: Leaders Who Educate
Event

FSB Women in Business: Leaders Who Educate

A regular female-focused networking event.

FSB Support: In Conversation Online with London’s Political Leaders
Event

FSB Support: In Conversation Online with London’s Political Leaders

Hear from London's political leaders about topical business issues.

Bexley Virtual Networking
Event

Bexley Virtual Networking

Network with other local business owners in Bexley.

Kingston Virtual Networking
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Kingston Virtual Networking

Network with other local business owners in Kingston.

Hackney Virtual Networking
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Hackney Virtual Networking

Network with other local business owners in Hackney.

Early Years Sector Business Support
Resource
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Early Years Sector Business Support

Support for the early years sector during COVID-19.

Property Advice Service Webinar 3

Are you a commercial tenant? Get support on lease agreements, business rates and more.

Property Advice Service Webinar 2

Join this masterclass to find the right property for your business.

Impact Accelerator
Resource

Impact Accelerator

Support for impact-driven startups to take their business to the next level.

Queen Mary Business Support
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Queen Mary Business Support

Access to free legal, financial and business support and guidance through our partnership ...

Start Up Step Up London
Resource
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Start Up Step Up London

Support for Londoners to improve their enterprise skills.

EU Transition Business Resource Hub
Resource
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EU Transition Business Resource Hub

Support for businesses to prepare for the end of the transition period.

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.

Build a Winning Go-To-Market Strategy
Event

Build a Winning Go-To-Market Strategy

Discover how to commercialise and build a go-to-market strategy.

Support for Tech Startups from OneTech
Resource

Support for Tech Startups from OneTech

OneTech supports underrepresented tech startup founders.

Boost Online Reach and Website Optimisation
Event

Boost Online Reach and Website Optimisation

Learn how to boost your reach internationally.

Pricing Your Exports for Profit
Event

Pricing Your Exports for Profit

Discover how to price your exports for profit.

Researching and Selecting International Markets
Event

Researching and Selecting International Markets

Learn how to find the best international markets for your business.

Enhance Your Sales Tools
Event

Enhance Your Sales Tools

Discover tips to help you adapt your sales strategy.

Winning and Delivering Business Internationally
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Winning and Delivering Business Internationally

Discover strategies to successfully trade internationally.

Hackney Co-operative Developments
Resource

Hackney Co-operative Developments

Hackney Co-operative Developments provides support, training and workspace.

Introduction to Copyright for Business
Event

Introduction to Copyright for Business

Learn the basics behind copyright protection.

Introduction to Social Media for Small Businesses
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Introduction to Social Media for Small Businesses

Discover how to use key social media platforms.

Introduction to Patents Searching
Event

Introduction to Patents Searching

Learn the basics behind patent protection and registration.

Introduction to Lean Start-Up
Event

Introduction to Lean Start-Up

Learn about the principles of Lean Start-Up.

Why You Need a Trade Mark and How to Search for One
Event

Why You Need a Trade Mark and How to Search for One

Lean how to choose and protect a business name.

Brent Virtual Networking
Event

Brent Virtual Networking

Regular networking event for businesses in Brent.

Brent Virtual Networking
Event

Brent Virtual Networking

Regular networking event for businesses in Brent.

Content Creation and Marketing
Event

Content Creation and Marketing

An overview of the importance of content planning.

Introduction to SEO
Event

Introduction to SEO

Learn how to improve the visibility of your site online.