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



Offers fully funded, impartial support services and expert advice to entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses in Berkshire

Comprehensive overview of financing options available to growing businesses

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

An established, independent investment company, with a balance sheet of more than £2.5bn supporting earlier stage and established private businesses, and smaller listed companies.

  • Venture capital industry statistics
  • Research insights
  • Publications
  • Membership

The CFE Business Startup Index is an annual analysis of Companies House data, which has provided a detailed snapshot of business formations across the UK.

Expert advice and support for small businesses

  • Articles on starting and growing your business
  • ‘Winning and Developing Customers’ for entrepreneurs
  • Operational support for HBA
  • How to start a business (from writing a business plan to raising finance to hiring staff)
  • Scheme and what the entrepreneur needs to know
  • Directory of business angel networks
  • Accessing angel finance
  • Understanding the angel investment process
  • Sources of finance
  • Legal templates


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