Business Support

Starting a business is not to be considered lightly. There is risk of course.

A key element keeping control of the risk and then comes success and comes in some part from being able to more clearly define the likelihood of success and identifying and putting in place the vital resources that are needed to move the business forward.

For many, they feel quite competent to do this on their own.

Others can truly benefit from the support of a network of people and organisations around them to some degree or other.

However, there is a significant amount of evidence to tell us that those people who start a business with the support of external advisors and skills training have a more than 20% better chance of being able to grow the business and most importantly get the business to survive for longer.

Business Support Organisations

There are a number of governments funded and privately operated agencies who would love to help you on your way.

Business Training Courses

Your local Enterprise Agency and Business Link provider will almost certainly hold regular events and training courses.

Adult Education Classes

Adult education in the UK is on the increase. In recent years, the number of students enrolled in further education increased by 37 percent, to, almost 4.2 million.

To find out what courses are available near you, ask your local schools and colleges for a prospectus.

Business Services

NEBS Management, example course and course providers

A really useful site is the Islington Council site:

or you can Contact Islington Council on Tel: 020 7527 2000 or walk to 222 Upper Street London N1 1XR