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Growing your business

These pages contain information useful to all businesses. Some links are especially aimed at businesses looking to grow, take on new staff and move to larger premises.

Advice for running and growing your business

Business Support Helpline

Telephone: 0300 456 3565

Textphone: 0191 581 0052

Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Email: enquiries@businesssupporthelpline.org

Find out about call charges


Gov.uk is the national first point of contact for web based free access to business information and support.

Business is Great provides support, advice and inspiration for growing your business.

British Library Business and Intellectual Property (IP) centre at King's Cross St. Pancras provides help to start, run and grow your business. Innovating for Growth Programme provides a free 3-month small business support programme for ambitious London-based small businesses looking to grow into a new market, launch a new product or implement a new process.

Greater London Enterprise (GLE) provides a range of business support initiatives including business advice, finance, consulting and accommodation.

City Business Library is the leading public library in the UK for business information.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) offers free advice to SMEs as part of their Business Advice Service.

Capital Enterprise supports entrepreneurs and businesses in London providing a wide range of support services including advice, training, mentoring, accelerator programmes, specialist technical expertise, networking, finance and incubator space.

Horsesmouth is an online coaching and mentoring network.

Connect London helps businesses with high growth potential across Greater London to succeed, by connecting them with mentors and other useful resources.

Middlesex University provide businesses with technical advice, applied research and consultancy. The University’s SME Growth Club runs workshops and networking events to help business to grow.

Leonard Cheshire Disability helps support disabled entrepreneurs to set up or run their own business with the support of partner organisations. See the Stelios Award competition for further details.

Prince's Trust provides useful guides on starting a business. If you’re aged 18-30, unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours a week and have a business idea, the Enterprise programme can help you decide whether self-employment is right for you.

The Office Providers provide a free service to individuals, start-ups, SMEs and larger companies searching for flexible workspace in Barnet as well as elsewhere in London, the UK and abroad.

Email barnetbusiness@barnet.gov.uk for more information and advice on how to grow your business.



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