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Starting a business

How do I set up a business?

Business Link is a national self help portal for small and medium sized businesses. This service offers general support and advice on how to set up a business, as well as guidance on how to access Government services and resources.

If you are unable to find the support you require you can call the Business Link helpline on 0845 6009006 (9am to 6pm Monday to Friday) for assistance.

You can also access detailed information and advice in relation to business regulations and specific services within support and advice.

Wright Hassall have created a useful go to guide to starting a business.

Got a lot of questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses? HMRC elearning course guides you through everything you need to know to get started.

Looking for business premises?

As well as making enquiries with local managing agents you can search online for available business premises.

If you are a start up or new business seeking to move into your first rented office space, you may find your perfect solution on offer at Hayes Business Studios.


Are you up to date with the latest changes in employment law? Are you in a healthy position when it comes to consumer law? What about your intellectual property? Contact Law have created a legal health check which specifically focuses on small businesses.


Advice on support and funding opportunities available locally, from the EU and HM Government.

Under 30?

18 to 24?

Trading standards

Useful organisations

Organisations that can help you to start your own business or offer advice:

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