Business in Harborough

Business Support, Information and Advice

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Starting up and running a business can be daunting. Here we offer a guide to web sites that help.

  • The Practical Advice for Business pages from the Business Link web site takes you from the point wheh you are considering a business, to running it, growing it and perhaps finally selling it.
  • Shell LiveWIRE is the UK 's biggest online community for young entrepreneurs and offers a social network, discussion and advice forum and everything you need to succeed.
  • Creative Leicestershire hold networking events for small creative businesses around the county.
  • Preparing a Business Plan. Advice from Business Link about how to start your Business Plan.
  • Working from Home. This guide from Business Link and the Health and Safety Executive provides information for those considering working from home.
  • Licenses and Permits for those wishing to start a business. From Business Link
  • Government for Advice for Businesses. Directgov is the place to turn for the widest range of government information and services. Their website is primarily aimed at individuals rather than businesses.
  • Three Universities for Business discover how the complementary specialist services from Leicestershire's three leading universities can support your business
  • Planning Permission - a guide for Businesses. Communities and Local Government has produced a guide to Planning Permission for Business.
  • Information on VAT. Business Link provide a comprehensive guide to VAT.
  • Business Rates. The Business Link webpages designed to provide businesses with a single source of clear and concise information on business rates. It is aimed at the smaller, independent ratepayer
  • Health & Safety Executive. Britain 's Health and Safety Commission (HSC) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are responsible for the regulation of almost all the risks to health and safety arising from work activity in Britain .
  • Employers' Health & Safety Responsibility - Government Guidance Notes. This site gives an overview of responsibilities of employers for both their employees and for visitors.
  • BizzFiz. BizFizz provides free, confidential and professional advice to local entrepreneurs.
  • Princes Trust East Midlands. Are you aged 18-30, unemployed, have an idea for a business but can't raise all the cash you need from anywhere else? If you are the Prince's Trust could help you get up and running.