“Believe you can and you're halfway there”
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:
Find an Expert You Need
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
Local Government Networks are also very important to visit. These are Local Growth Hubs.
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.
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
And see also this Government guide.
How to Pitch
Unicorn Pitch Decks and 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.
Business plan examples
Secrets from a VC
Everyone wants to know insider secrets. Have a read of these.
Register on https://www.great.gov.uk/ , as this a very useful lead generating tool that can assist with the growth and internationalisation. And create a profile here that will connect with international buyers. Also search for opportunities here and receive notification on all export opportunities that matches the goods/services that you supply.
Also, the site has a lot of information on exporting and I’ve highlighted some useful links below;
https://www.great.gov.uk/advice/ - Provide advice on the exporting
https://www.great.gov.uk/markets/ - Discover new markets for your business
https://www.great.gov.uk/services/ - Additional services that DIT offer to support their export journey
https://www.great.gov.uk/get-finance/ - Advice/guidance on UK export credit agency
Also they should look into the Overseas Market Introduction Services (OMIS), which is a discounted chargeable service offered by the Department for International Trade through its network of staff in overseas embassies and consulates. It can be commissioned and managed online. OMIS offers:
bespoke market research, sector advice and market entry strategies
support during overseas visits
identification of possible business partners and arrange meetings with them
help preparing for exhibitions, events and trade fairs
You can commission this by contacting their local International Trade Advisor (ITA). The link will provide the contact for their nearest ITA’s office.