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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

Ali

Abode Heat – a mentoring partnership story

Abode Heat is provides an eco-friendly alternative to traditional fossil fuel boilers.

Ella

Sociella – a mentoring partnership story

Sociella is a social media management and branding business.

Grace Francis

DramEd – a mentoring partnership story

DramEd is a creative education company, supporting schools and nurseries to make performing arts accessible and fun.

Sleep Thief

Sleep Thief – a mentoring partnership story

Sleep Thief creates fun, functional, faff-free children's clothing, all with the aim of making the lives of parents, carers and children easier.

KogoPAY

KogoPAY – a mentoring partnership story

A mobile payment solution which is now rolling out instant mobile payments.

Hannah-Ruth

Sayaw – a mentoring partnership story

Based in South London, they provide sport and dance programmes in schools, gyms and the local community using their extensive professional sporting experience.

Harrie's Coffee

Harries Coffee – a mentoring partnership story

Harrie's an independent, ethical, Sussex-based coffee and coffee machine supplier for discerning cafes, delis, businesses and coffee lovers in general.

The Wood Life Project

The Wood Life Project – a mentoring partnership story

A sustainable enterprise manufacturing eco-friendly wooden projects for the family home.

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.