This section provides some useful resources for the entrepreneur that includes what they need to start, fund and grow a business.

  • Accessing angel finance
  • Understanding the angel investment process
  • Sources of finance
  • Legal templates
  • How to start a business (from writing a business plan to raising finance to hiring staff)
New Entrepreneurs Foundation

  • NEF Directory: the definitive list (as far as we know!) of resources in the UK for budding entrepreneurs
British Library Business and IP Centre

  • Starting, running and growing your business
  • Protecting your ideas
  • ‘Workshops and events’ for entrepreneurs
Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship henleycentreforentrepreneurship

  • Articles on starting and growing your business
  • ‘Winning and Developing Customers’ for entrepreneurs
  • Operational support for HBA
  • Comprehensive overview of financing options available to growing businesses
  • Venture capital industry statistics
  • Research insights
  • Publications
  • Membership

Getting the right legal advice behind your venture is essential. HBA is sponsored by national law firm Shoosmiths LLP, which understands what market investors and funders look for – a vital perspective to help you structure your business from the outset to maximise its potential.

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