“Believe you can and you're halfway there”

Theodore Roosevelt

 

Resources for Entrepreneurs

Every UK Accelerator and Incubator

Business Development – How Do I Meet Bill Gates?

Workspaces

Find an Expert You Need

UK Government Advisory Network

The UK Advisory Network is a listing of private companies (including lawyers, accountants, real estate & HR agents) that can help you with your initial queries regarding setting up in the UK. Check out: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inward-investor-support-directory

OMIS - Overseas Market Introduction Service

Once you have established a UK entity, you will have access to UKTI's Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). This is a government-subsidised programme that helps UK companies globalise, and puts the expertise of our global trade teams based in more than 100 markets at your service. For more information, see:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/uk-trade-and-investment-services-for-exporters

R&D Tax incentives, Patent Box

There is an extensive range of government support available for businesses undertaking R&D and innovation. This support helps companies to develop the new products and services they need to remain competitive and grow. See https://www.gov.uk/guidance/research-and-development-in-the-business-sector

How to Pitch

Download the pitch deck advice here

Government Contracts Finder

Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies here

Business Plan Help

Business plan templates

Download a free business plan template on The Prince’s Trust website.

You can also download a free cash flow forecast template or a business plan template on the Start Up Loans website to help you manage your finances.

Business plan examples

Read example business plans on the Bplans website.

Visas

Secrets from a VC

Everyone wants to know insider secrets. Have a read of these.

How to Pitch

Eleven Compelling Startup Pitch Archetypes

Guide to Raising Series A

Plan of action for reaching VCs

Exporting

Register on https://www.great.gov.uk/ , as this a very useful lead generating tool that can assist with the growth and internationalisation. And create a profile here that will connect with international buyers. Also search for opportunities here and receive notification on all export opportunities that matches the goods/services that you supply.


Also, the site has a lot of information on exporting and I’ve highlighted some useful links below;



Also they should look into the Overseas Market Introduction Services (OMIS), which is a discounted chargeable service offered by the Department for International Trade through its network of staff in overseas embassies and consulates. It can be commissioned and managed online. OMIS offers:


  • bespoke market research, sector advice and market entry strategies

  • support during overseas visits

  • identification of possible business partners and arrange meetings with them

  • help preparing for exhibitions, events and trade fairs

  

You can commission this by contacting their local International Trade Advisor (ITA). The link will provide the contact for their nearest ITA’s office.

 
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