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Resources for Entrepreneurs
Every UK Accelerator and Incubator
Business Development – How Do I Meet Bill Gates?
This video is a must-watch and the article here too:
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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:
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
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.
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