There is a great deal of information and advice available for anyone wanting to start their own business, and much of this will be free to access. Starting a business is not an easy task, so careful consideration should be given, and a great deal of advice and research should be sought and undertaken.
Here at the Careers Service we offer students access to 1-1 support for those that are interested in starting their own business, as well as workshops and training events. Click on the Enterprise link to see more information about our Business Bootcamps.
The Careers Service has also written our own guide to Starting your own Business.
Thomson Local Resources
Thomson Local have created a one stop shop business resource hub, which includes advice on how to start a business from scratch, advice on securing funding and in depth guides on several popular sectors. You can take a look on the following links:
All Projects - http://www.thomsonlocal.com/resources/
Business Funding Guide -http://www.thomsonlocal.com/resources/business-funding-guide/
General Guide to Setting up a Business - http://www.thomsonlocal.com/resources/small-business-startup-guide/
National, Regional and Local Links
Please see the following links for more inforamtion:
British Chamber of Commerce
Department for Business Innovation and Skills
National Enterprise Network
It is also worth checking all the major high street banks and their individual websites as they will also offer a range of advice and support, including business plan advice.
Advice for Creative Industries