If you’ve got a great business idea and are excited about the prospect of starting up on your own, there are a number of organisations you can go to for free and impartial help, advice and support.
Business Link is a national business advice and support service with advisers in each region. Visit the Business Link website or call 0845 600 9 006 to speak to your local Business Link adviser.
It is often useful to speak to your local authority. They will normally have an Economic Development department or Business Support team that can offer help and support to people wanting to start a business in their area.
Other useful organisations include: