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Let us help your business break through

The opportunity to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting in equal measure. Maybe this is the first time you’ve tried to develop a business idea of your own, or perhaps you’re a serial entrepreneur who loves getting something new off the ground.

We understand the challenges you’ll face, from deciding on your legal status to securing your first customer, so let us help you take these first steps on your business journey.

Resources to help you

We've carefully selected resources to help you with whatever challenges you may be facing right now in your business, so feel free to browse what's on offer below. If there's any content you'd like to see on here, just let us know

Collaboration

How the British Library’s Business & IP Centre could help you

We're collaborating with the British Library to make support more widely available for entrepreneurs and business owners, at every stage in the lifecycle of a business.

Recognised

Top tips from Recognised 21st Jul 2021 4 min read Strategy Creative Share this page linkedin twitter email Started trading in 2018 Statement Jewellery...but not as you know it. Recognised brings together amaz...

Side Hustle

Side Hustle toolkit

We're keen to support a new generation of business owners who're thinking about kick starting their very own 'side hustle'.

Patent Toolkit

Realising the value of patenting your product

Do you have an idea or invention and not quite sure where to start?

Female Entrepreneurs

Our guide contains top tips from a range of women entrepreneurs designed to inspire you to start a company and become a future business founder.

Diversity

How to design for diversity

Many products and services only work well for a limited range of people. Design Council explains how considering inclusivity as part of the design process is not only the ethical thing to do, but also makes good business sen...

How a business account can help you achieve your ambitions

How a business account can help you achieve your ambitions

Share this page linkedin twitter email It's estimated that as many as 75% of the UK's self-employed workforce use personal bank accounts for all their business transactions.1 Perhaps you're one of them? Has your...

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Why is Diversity and Inclusion key to responsible business?

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) touches every aspect of your business' operations. Why should you think about investing time to develop D&I into your business? Sandra Kerr from Business in the Community explains why this is ...

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Customer satisfaction is good for any organisation, but how can you develop this into a loyal relationship

Good customer relationships are important, but how do we achieve them?

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People power: Ten tips for using social media to grow your business

The lockdown and social distancing policies imposed in the UK over the past few months have led to a surge in online shop, a trend which many people expect to continue even when life returns to normal. This means it is now more important than ever for businesses to ensure their internet activity...