Advice from our partners
We work with many organisations which can provide expert advice. See our partner section to find out more. Below are some of the most frequently requested topics.
Advice on business planning
The London Business Support Service offers one-hour surgeries with experts, all of whom have run their own business. Business Plan Services give tailored one-to-one sessions focused specifically on business planning.
Advice on inventions
Ideas21 specialises in the commercialisation of ideas and intellectual property, and runs advice sessions on design and prototyping, intellectual property and licensing.
Advice in your area
Enterprise agencies are set up to support businesses in local areas, providing advice and training. You can find your local London enterprise agency on our Business Essentials wiki
Advice on legal issues
We work with many law firms and organisations that can provide advice on all aspects of the law, including employment, contracts and intellectual property. These include Keystone, Halebury and Helen Parkins. For more information see Our partners
Mentoring and coaching
If you want in-depth support, or continued support, a coach or mentor can help. Striding Out, TiE UK and the Prince’s Trust offer coaching and mentoring services, helping with everything from preparing your business plan to deciding if a business is right for you.
Business Link run a free telephone support line (0845 600 9006, 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday) for anyone starting or running a small or medium sized business. They also provide useful information online as part of GOV.UK
Sally Perry and Janine Collins founded Go Figurative
Business & IP Centre
The British Library
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