Starting and growing your own business can be challenging but rewarding. To get your ideas off the ground, you need to research your market, consider your competitors and prepare a business plan.
There are many independent and commercial providers that can support your start up plans, some of which are listed here.
A wide range of useful tools and resources to help you grow your business.
Information and guidance for the creative industries.
The UK has left the EU. The new rules on trade, travel and business have taken effect as of 1 January 2021.
Borough-wide business, retail and traders' associations that help to maintain busy and attractive high streets/town centres.
A useful directory of support organisations.
A selection of guidance notes and local commercial agents.
Business continuity involves thinking ahead and identifying potential threats. This will ensure your business can identify areas to prioritise during an incident and survive if it is disrupted.
Information, guidance and support for women entrepreneurs.
A wide range of financial and funding help is available. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' financial scheme, even if your business is in the same sector as another.
Find out about food safety, food hygiene rating scheme, allergy guidance and food labelling.
Recruiting, training and employing staff.
Guidance for buying or selling internationally.
Apply for the correct licence for your business.
Boost and support for local businesses.
OpenLearn are free courses from The Open University.
Offering specific information and advice to help businesses with their planning needs and obligations.
A social enterprise is a business with key social objectives whose surpluses are reinvested principally in the community. It is owned by its employees, trades goods and services and has a clear social cause.
The borough is home to several well-known tourist venues, which attract approximately 4.5 million visitors from across the world every year.
Ensuring a fair and safe trading environment for businesses, residents and visitors to Richmond.
You are never too young to achieve greatness and turn your idea into an enterprise. Various organisations and charities offer young people a helping hand to get started.
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