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Helping you understand the essentials of setting up a business

Many people dream of leaving employment to set up their own business...

It can be an exciting and daunting time and there are many considerations. Our advice is to have a good support network around you – whether that comes from friends and family, or from professionals that understand the essentials like financing your business, sales and marketing, getting your plan together and getting your business to the right stage of development prior to going “live”.

Here are some sources of help:

Successful Mums Career Academy - go back to work, start a business, or learn new digital skills, your journey to a flexible career starts here!

Their courses are completely free to do as you fulfil their funders’ eligibility criteria.

The training courses take place on the Successful Mums learning platform and are flexible around your family. The online courses cover a number of topics including  CV support, career advice, digital skills, business plans, marketing to gain customers, personal branding and confidence tricks, plus inspirational talks and work related projects to prepare you for your new role, your new business or even your new career.

London Business Hub have created and collected a library of business resources. Insightful, effective , easy to navigate and always growing – no matter what stage your business is at.

Enterprise Nation have collaborated with partners to bring you free online courses to support your business.

If you prefer a more individual service we can offer you a one to one session with a business adviser for £50 plus vat per hour.

This can be supplemented with our Ready to Fly book – taking through every stage of successful business planning. Purchasable for £25.

We can also signpost you to our network of members to support you as you develop your plans with advice available on finance, sales and marketing, premises and much more.

Email us to find out more at info@mertonchamber.co.uk.