So you’re ready to start a business. The UK has a very supportive environment for startups, with a flourishing wealth of networks, groups and organisations for all types and style of new business, where you can get practical advice, ideas and make many valuable contacts. Take good advice at this planning stage, and you may well avoid costly mistakes later on. A business mentor can give you honest and constructive feedback, as well as provide useful contacts and pass on valuable experience. There are mentorship programmes to suit all kinds of businesses, including startups.
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There is a wide array of services across England, offered by National Enterprise Network, New Entrepreneurs Foundation, School for Startups, Women in enterprise, and Enterprise Nation to name a few.
You can get help with advice and support if you’re out of work from the New Enterprise Allowance, which can provide advice, mentoring support and financial help.
There are several membership organisations which represents and helps owners and directors of small and growing businesses, like Federation of Small Business, British Chambers of Commerce, Institute of Directors and the ICAEW Business Advice Service.
Taken from: http://www.greatbusiness.gov.uk/where-to-get-start-up-advice/