Sources of business support & advice

This section is for anyone who needs advice with regards to their business.  We aim to offer a signposting and advice service for businesses on a range issues such as: licensing, planning advice services, starting a business and other generic support. You can browse through the links to access the information which is relevant to your needs, alternatively you can submit a business enquiry directly to the Enterprise Team via our online Business Enquiry Service.

 

Local agencies offering enterprise advice:

Below we have listed details of various local agencies that provide business support and advice.

The East London Business Place (ELBP) works in partnership with the council to deliver support to small and medium sized businesses in Tower Hamlets. ELBP offers buyers and suppliers a sourcing and matching service and offers free advice on procurement practice. The agency offers one-to-one support and run a programme of periodic events designed to improve business competitiveness. For more information please call 020 7537 6480 or see details below:

Email:     
Website:        www.elbp.co.uk

The East London Small Business Centre provides support to newly start up as well as established businesses. The service is free and covers the following areas: business planning and implementation, marketing & advertising, financial advice and skills training. You will also have the opportunity to take up one-to-one support sessions with a Business Counsellor. For more information please contact 020 7377 8821 or see details below:

Email:           info@smallbusinesscentre.org.uk
Website:       www.goeast.org

Account3 supports local people through providing enterprise support, advice and training. Their Enterprise Projects seek to support clients in the following areas: marketing support, details of networking opportunities, consultancy services and the provision of exhibition space. For more information please contact 020 7739 7720 or see details below:

Email:          joa@account3.org.uk
Website:      www.account3.org.uk

Cultural Industries Development Agency is a locally based agency which provides a range of support to businesses in the creative & cultural industries. The support includes: business consultancy, organisational development, strategic planning, marketing support, funding guidance and supply chain, and cluster development. For more information please contact   020 7247 4710 or see details below:

Email:         info@cida.co.uk
Website:     www.cida.co.uk

Spitafields Small Business Association offers a range of support services to social enterprises. they are currently running a training & enterprise project for women, as well as providing information about available workspace and guidance on applying for premises. For more information please contact 020 7247 1892 or see details below:

Email:        admin@ssba.info
Website:    www.ssba.info

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