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Start-Up Business Support

OneLondon Business Advice Service

Start Up Services include:

  • A free half day enterprise awareness seminar. Covers self-appraisal, types of business, market research, raising finance, tax and VAT.
  • Free advice from independent business advisors, including how to write a business plan.
  • Support over a period of months until a business is up and running.

For further details contact:
OneLondon Business Advice Service- Wandsworth
First Floor, 1(B) c Yukon Road,
London SW12 9BZ
Tel: 020 8872 0500
Email: wandsworth@one-london.com
Website: www.gle.co.uk/onelondon

Business Link

Business Link is a free business advice and support service, available online and through local advisers.

For further information visit:

Inland Revenue

The Inland Revenue provide One-to-one advice provided by Business Support Team advisors. Start-up Guide 'The right way to start your business- cutting through the red tape' also sent to those who register to become self employed,

For further information contact:
Inland Revenue
Tel: 0845 714 3143
Website: www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk

Companies House

Registration of new businesses including on-line.
Website: www.companieshouse.gov.uk

Wandsworth Youth Enterprise Centre

Full business start up programme for entrepreneurs aged 17-30. Start up services include:

  • Free half day awareness seminar designed young people who are exploring the idea of starting their own business.
  • Free one-to-one business counselling to help young people develop a viable business plan, raise finance and launch a business venture. With further counselling up to 2 years after starting a business to help young people establish their business.
  • Business planning courses designed to provide young people with core business planning skills and information.
  • Subsidised offices, studios, workshops and business support services available for up to two years.

For further details contact:
Wandsworth Youth Enterprise Centre
Broadway Studios, 28 Tooting High Street, London SW17 ORG
Tel: 020 8672 2832
Email wyec@wyec.org.uk
Website: www.wyec.org.uk

The Princes Trust

Support for 18-30 year olds who are unemployed and of limited means to start business. With start-up support from The Prince's Trust, you could get:

  • a low interest loan of up to £4,000 for a sole trader, or up to £5,000 for a partnership (the average loan is between £2,000 and £3,000 but varies regionally)
  • a grant of up to £1,500 in special circumstances (subject to local availability)
  • a test marketing grant of up to £250
  • ongoing advice from a volunteer business mentor
  • access to a wide range of products and services. Includes our free Legal Helpline

We can help you turn your dream into reality!

For further detail contact:
The Prince's Trust London Regional Office
3rd Flor, Tribute House
120 Moorgate
London EC2M 6TS
Tel: 020 7382 5100
Email: webinfolo@princes-trust.org.uk
Website: www.princes-trust.org.uk

Support for

  • Financially Disadvantaged
  • Unemployed
  • Single Parents
  • Ex-offenders
  • Disabled
Frederick's Foundation

The charity helps Financially Disadvantaged, Unemployed, Single Parents, Ex- offenders and the Disabled (FUSED) to realise their potential. This is achieved by providing resources to individuals in order that they may become self sustaining and to contribute to society economically. By far the most common way in which they execute this mission is by assisting individuals start their own businesses. They do this by providing loans, mentors and a support package.

For further information contact: www.fredericksfoundation.org

The Brick Box, Tooting

Tooting Business Online Forum

Free funding for Tooting Businesses

Barkers Chemist

Barkers Chemist This local chemist offers a prescription service as well as health neccessities such as on the shelf medicines and tab More..