Business advice


Our Business Team can help your business to succeed.

We offer the following support:

  • signposting you to business help 
  • advising on the availability of workspace and property
  • connecting you to networking organisations in the borough

Help is also available from the organisations, programmes, initiatives and schemes listed in the sections below.

The following organisations offer help and advice for starting your new business and running it in the early days:

  • Outset Waltham Forest Free start-up support for entrepreneurs and businesses located across Waltham Forest.
  • Start-ups in London Libraries Free support for new business ideas and small/medium-sized businesses looking to grow. Access to expert-run workshops, one-to-one sessions with start-up advisors, and vast professional networks.
  • City Business Library A business information centre with access to free global business data
  • London Growth Hub The gateway to business support in the capital.
  • Prince's Trust Working with 18 to 30 year-olds to turn big ideas into a business reality.
  • Enterprise Enfield Inspiring Women Programme A business support programme specifically designed for women in London to start and establish their own businesses, as well as grow and sustain existing early stage businesses.
  • Federation of Small Businesses A membership-based business support service including advice, financial expertise and a powerful voice in government. Comprehensive online resources and direct access to finance.
  • London Small Business Centre Advice and training, access to finance, and mentoring, for those wishing to start their own business.
  • Intellectual Property Office The official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights, including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.

The following organisations offer help and advice for growing your business:

The following organisations offer help and advice for funding your business:

  • Business Growth Fund The UK and Ireland's most active investor in growing businesses.
  • Newable Working with businesses at the heart of the economy, unleashing potential, building resilience, championing inclusive growth.
  • Start Up Loans Company Start or grow your business with the help of a government-backed Start Up Loan and free business support.
  • New Enterprise Allowance Mentoring and a grant to start your own business if you receive certain state benefits.

Contact the Business Team Click to get info

Business Growth, Investment and Employment Team
Magistrates Building 
1 Farnan Avenue 
London E17 4NX

Phone: 020 8496 3000