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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

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.

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Keep cashflow positive and protected with the Small Business Commissioner

Santander has collaborated with the Office of the Small Business Commissioner to help businesses that may experience late payment of invoices.

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Collaboration: Business resources from the British Library

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.

Foluke Akinlose

Founded in 1999, PRECIOUS champions the professional achievements of women of colour.

Danielle James

Founded in 2020, KINKY AFRO Scents' purpose is to create products and services to help soothe and relax you.

Kalkidan

Founded in 2014, Sancho's is the UK's leading ethical fashion retailer carrying brands that produce their garments ethically.

Camille Johnson

Consultancy that helps product-based businesses to increase sales, profit, customer retention and customer conversion.

Chole Elliot

Launched in February 2020, ODYSSEY BOX provides the tools needed to care for naturally curly, and afro hair, as well as empowering, encouraging, and educating on healthy hair care practices.

Sophia Loren

Founded in 2017 and rebranded in 2020, Just Nevaeh provides quality photography and videography for personal and business use.

Dijonn Taylor

Founded in 2013, Savvy Guest partner adult education and the business community, encouraging equality and inclusion.