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Micro-enterprise useful links

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​Business Balls

​Free business planning and marketing tips, samples, examples and tools - how to write a business plan, techniques for writing a marketing strategy, strategic business plans and sales plans.

​Community Catalysts

​National organisation providing a range of services for all types of small service providers (no more than 5 FTE staff or volunteers).


​Tools and guidance for business including start-ups.

​The Business Lab

​A unique business support centre providing free support to London-based business and start-ups. 

​Business in the Community

​Business-led charity with more than 30 years' experience of mobilising business. We engage thousands of businesses through our programmes driven through a core membership of more than 800 organisations from small enterprises to global corporations.

​Small Good Stuff

​On-line directory of micro-providers from across the country produced by Community Catalysts.

​London Small Business Centre

​A leading Enterprise Agencies in the capital providing funding, workspaces, training and face-to-face advice and mentoring to aspiring and thriving entrepreneurs.

​Leonard Cheshire

​A charity supporting disabled people in UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose. They support people to develop skills through employment, enterprise, volunteering, education projects, etc.

​Princes Trust

​The princes Trust support is aimed at young people aged 18 to 30 years especially those with barriers and far away from the job market. This program can give you access to business skills training, planning, start-up loans, funding and support from a mentor etc.


​A project based in Newham offering support to anyone interested in setting up a social enterprise for people  from all walks and especially those with barriers and far away from the job market.

​Small Business Resource

​Whatever your reason is for starting your own small business, here are the tools and resources you’ll need to get started.

​Open colleges - How To Write a Business Plan

​Learning how to write a business plan can make the difference between a successful start-up and a failed venture. Here are some of the most important ways a business plan can help you succeed.

Shopify - ​Ultimate guide to Business Plans

​This comprehensive guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of writing your very own business plan for your e-Commerce store.

​Oberlo - Business Guides

​A guide that explains everything you need to know about starting your first e-commerce store.