Growing your business

Growing your business can be challenging. There are a number of business support and enterprise agencies at the London Growth Hub that offer support to help grow your business. Some of the support is free. If there is a fee, it is normally at a reduced cost. Book an appointment with a London Growth Hub Advisor.

Need business advice or a quick business question answered? Chat live to a business advisor for free.

Find out how you can protect your ideas, whether it’s an invention or a brand name.

Find a business network

There are many benefits to getting to know other local businesses. It is a great way of accessing opportunities to grow your business and to share knowledge and skills.  You can build your network and increase your knowledge of opportunities by joining a local business network such as:

Federation of Small Business
Brent and Harrow Chamber of Commerce 
BNI - the world's leading business networking and referral organisation.

Find other local business events.

Finance and Funding

Accessing the right kind of finance is critical for any businesses. If you are thinking of a loan, you will need to consider if you are eligible, how much you need to borrow and the repayment terms. Government backed loans are designed to help businesses to grow. They can be easier to access and to repay.

Government-backed support and finance - find government-backed support and finance for business.
Start Up Loans - Government scheme providing funding and support for individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK.
Better Business Finance - information about how to secure finance and the options available to you.
Open4Community - Government and other funding schemes available to community and voluntary organisations in Brent.