City : Enterprise Centre : Sources of Support

Enterprise Centre

chain-link.gifEven if you are starting a business on your own you don't need to be alone. Below is a list of organisations that can help you set up and run your new business venture:

  • The Real Business Club

    The Real Business Club provides innovative events and hands-on Business Development Workshops to help professionals and entrepreneurs starting in business, or moving up to the next level, to get established and grow.

  • The Prince's Trust

    The Prince’s Trust can offer financial help to young people with start up business grants or grants to support you in developing your education. It has incredible resources to help with all stages of starting your own business. 

  • Business Link

    Business Link will give you information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you’re self-employed or a sole trader. The branch that services Reading is the south west branch. Further information can be found here.

  • Reading Borough Council

    For help and support with subjects such as licensing and business rates (if applicable) contact Reading Council.

  • Reading Chamber of Commerce

    The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group works with businesses across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon to help them achieve their full business potential. They offer members a range of services including business advice, networking events, training and international trade support. There is more information online.

  • Federation of Small Business

    The Federation of Small Business aims to be the largest and most effective organisation promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and small business in the UK. Becoming a member is easy and can support you legally as well as socially.

  • The Company Warehouse

    The Company Warehouse provides a subscription service and will offer advice and consultancy on how to run your business.

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