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Starting up

Let’s turn your idea into reality

A new business presents new challenges, and that’s why it’s vital to build a support network that can help nurture your innovative ideas and lay the foundations for long-term success.

We can provide you with access to the knowledge and experience you need to make great decisions that will get your business off to the best possible start.

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.

WoC Financial readiness

The women of colour Breakthrough programme – Financial Readiness

We know that women of colour face additional challenges in business, and we're committed to supporting female entrepreneurship by improving women's access to the advice, resources and finance options needed to start and grow a business.

Wase

WASE develops decentralised wastewater treatment systems that embrace a circular economy to recover energy, nutrients, and water in wastewater.

HUUB

HUUB are leaders in innovative wetsuit design for triathletes and open water swimmers.

Chip[s] Board

Utilises resources from waste management currently available to create new products and materials.

BellaMoon

BellaMoon is a multi-functional pregnancy, breastfeeding and infant support pillow. It supports all breastfeeding positions and is uniquely designed for mothers who like to lie on their side to feed their babies laterally.

Pick Protection

Pick Protection

Pick Protection is a lone worker and employee protection company. Using leading technology the company enables companies to mitigate the risks to their lone working and at-risk employees

Cosi care

Itch relief for children with skin disease. Cosi Care is the first company to create technology to treat eczema. A hand-held product for children that cools and soothes itching in seconds.

Recognised

Recognised brings together amazing causes with beautiful products to raise awareness, spark conversations and bring solidarity around some of the biggest issues we face today.

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'.