About

Start Up Ready programme provides free business support for Tower Hamlets residents who wish to start their own business.

This programme is funded by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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The programme provides:

  • training (* scroll down the page for details of the training course)
  • expert one-to-one business advice
  • access to finance

Eligibility

You are eligible if you are:

  • Tower Hamlets resident
  • Wishing to start your own business  OR
  • Have a small business that is not yet economically viable

How to Apply

STEP 1

Register to join the programme by calling 020 7364 2278 or emailing thenterprise@towerhamlets.gov.uk

STEP 2

Complete the application form

Application Form

Business Start Up Training Course

Delivered over 4 days, this comprehensive course covers all you need to know to start your own business.

The next course will run on the following dates:

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Course content

 

Day 1: Introduction to Enterprise

* pros & cons of running your own business

* introduction to business planning

* market research

* legal structures

* business insurance

 

Day 2: Marketing

* understanding your target market

* unique selling proposition

* pricing

* promotion

 

Day 3: Business finance

* start up and running costs

* cash flow forecasting

* profit & loss

* break even

* profit margins

* introduction to tax, NI and VAT

* basic book-keeping

 

Day 4: Writing a business plan

* covering all sections of a typical business plan using London Small Business Centre business plan template

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