If you’re aged 18-30, unemployed or working
fewer than 16 hours a week, our Enterprise programme can help you
decide whether self-employment is right for you.
If The Prince's Trust is not able to help
you, you could try contacting one of the following
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Business support and other support for blind and partially
sighted people 0800 915 4666
Practical help, advice and support for new and growing
businesses in Scotland 0845 609 6611
The Company Warehouse offer free business consultancy to anyone
who registers with them. They specialise in company formations and
business registrations and can advise young people on the best
legal structure for their new business. All businesses that they
work with have access to advice from our qualified accountants to
make sure their finances are in order and to help them with VAT,
PAYE and other requirements.
In addition to offering legal and accountancy services they help
businesses establish their online presence. As a UK tag holder they
manage domain names and have an in house team of web developers,
designers and consultants who can help young people to get their
businesses online. Tel : 0800 0828 727
everywoman is the UK’s leading provider of training, resources
and support services for women in business. They work to increase
the number and raise the status of women in the UK economy, using
their experience and expertise to help women achieve their
aspirations and realise their business and career ambitions. Their
clients range from blue-chip corporations, who want to develop the
next generation of female leaders, through to entrepreneurs and
women looking to start up their own companies. www.everywoman.com is the largest
online network of women in the UK. 020 7981
Flying Start is dedicated to getting graduate businesses started
(including social enterprises). 0121 503 2233
Fredericks Foundation provides small loans to help people start
or grow their business when they can’t access traditional funding.
Their loans come with the offer of a free business mentor.
If you’re thinking of starting up a business, visit the
Starting a Business
For information about the steps you can take to help grow your
business, visit the Growing your Business
If you're unable to access online, these resources are supported
by the Business Link Helpline Tel: 0845 600 9006
(9.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday).
Comprehensive information on government grants for both business
and voluntary groups and a database of organisations that provide
National Federation of Enterprise
NFEA is the national enterprise network. Our
members are drawn from local enterprise agencies and a wider range
of enterprise support organisations and provide an array of
services to new and emerging businesses, including independent and
impartial advice, training and mentoring.
01234 831 623
Business start up support for creative businesses. 020 7438
Aim is to provide financial support where other methods of
fundraising may have failed and to offer advice. Grants will be
considered for those applicants between the ages of 18-30 who live
in the uk.
The Prince’s Initiative for Mature
PRIME is the only national organisation dedicated to supporting
business creation by everyone over 50, who is unemployed or under
threat of redundancy. Through offering FREE workshops, networking
events, online resources and mentoring, PRIME will help mature
workers explore the option of self-employment. So, if you are over
50 and are interested in setting up your own business – get in
touch. Call PRIME on 0845 862 2023 or 0203
137 8525, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shell Live Wire
Shell Livewire offers a fully interactive website with a huge range
of information on starting a business including a social network
and discussion forum. They also have funding for young people
to start businesses through the Shell Livewire Grand Ideas awards,
in addition to the annual ‘Shell Livewire Young Entrepreneur of the
Year Competition’. 0845 757 3252
Start Up Donut
An online resource regarding the different stages of business
Start Your Own Business
The organisation provides contact information for regional
agencies which can offer advice and support to assist in starting
your own business. Select the region from the drop down menu on the
home page for local listings.
Support for those looking to start a business abroad.
yoodoo is a free online resource that takes you step by step
through planning your own business. Even if you’ve got no
idea what to try, Yoodoo builds you a personal journey of
interactive episodes and quizzes to develop both your skills as an
entrepreneur and create a blueprint for your new business.
Your local county council
Your local county council may have various information on
starting and setting up a business in addition to information on
further sources of help.