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Useful links

Useful websites

Adult Learning offers business skills courses from the fundamentals of starting a new business to finding out how you can grow your business through marketing.

Companies House has information on registering your business as a limited company. Free company name search provided.

GOV.UK Business and self-employed information provides advice on how to start your business including guidance on writing a business plan, employing staff for the first time and more.

Hethel Innovation are the provider of innovation support in the East of England. They facilitate the creation of new ideas across many sectors, and bring together businesses, researchers, institutions, local governments and students to create opportunities for innovation.

MENTA offers affordable and trustworthy training, advice and key services to aspiring and established business owners across Norfolk and Suffolk.

New Anglia Growth Hub is a free and impartial service that can help your business access a range of business support services from hundreds of sources.

NWES offers advice and training, access to finance and mentoring for those wishing to start their own business. NWES is a delivery partner for The Start-up Loans Company which provides financial support to people over the age of 18 who want to start a business.

Norfolk County Council business support includes tendering contracts with the Council, licencing, grants and business development opportunities.

Norfolk Trading Standards offers advice on several business topics including food standards, age restricted sales and animal welfare. Also runs a Trusted Trader scheme where business can apply to be in their directory of local service providers, backed by Norfolk County Council and checked by Trading Standards.

Norwich Business School can help with business research or guidance, executive education, networking opportunities and if you are looking for a graduate to join your team.

Start-up Donut provides information on all aspects of setting up and running a business.

The Prince's Trust helps 18-30-year-olds who are thinking of starting a business.

The Department for International Trade work with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports.

District council business support

Local business groups