So where can you get good startup advice?

So you’re ready to start a business. The UK has a very supportive environment for startups, with a flourishing wealth of networks, groups and organisations for all types and styles of new business, where you can get practical advice, ideas and make many valuable contacts.

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Get good advice before things start to go wrong – and end up in the dustbin

Taking good advice at this planning stage may well help you avoid costly mistakes later on. A business mentor can give you honest and constructive feedback, as well as provide useful contacts and pass on valuable experience. There are mentorship programmes to suit all kinds of businesses, including startups.

Here at Owl Communications we work closely with The National Centre for Micros Business.  All NCMB mentors are fully trained – get in touch to see how we can help.

There is a wide array of services across England, offered by National Enterprise Network, New Entrepreneurs Foundation, School for Startups, Women in Enterprise, Local Growth Hubs and Enterprise Nation to name just a few.

You can get help with advice and support if you’re out of work from the New Enterprise Allowance, which can provide advice, mentoring support and financial help.

There are several membership organisations which represents and helps owners and directors of small and growing businesses, like The Federation of Small Business, British Chambers of Commerce, Institute of Directors and the ICAEW Business Advice Service.

If you want to stimulate new business, get better ratings with search engines, improve your search engine optimisation skills,  then make contact – drop me a line  – A little help can go a long way!

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