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


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


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


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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