Starting a business

Information on starting a business in Aldershot or Farnborough.

Business advice

If you are thinking of starting your own business, we can offer advice and support on:

Business in Aldershot

We have produced apdf icon business prospectus [5Mb] highlighting the opportunities Aldershot can offer businesses and the support available.  You can find more details on our Business in Aldershot page.  You can also see opportunities in Aldershot on the Aldershot retail website.

Enterprise First

Offers free and confidential advice to Aldershot and Farnborough businesses. For more information, visit the Enterprise First website.

HM Revenue and Customs

Offers guidance on the things you need to consider when starting a new business. For more information, visit the HM Revenue and Customs website.

PopUp Britain

PopUp Britain was created to give new British brands a rare opportunity to get their products onto the British High Street.

The first flagship pop-up store in Richmond opened in July 2012 and houses Britain's most promising small enterprises for two weeks at a time. All of these start-up retailers already run online businesses, but none of them have the financial clout to take on a shop single-handed. That's why Start Up Britain stepped in to offer a co-working, co-funded space for brands to experiment with physical retail, test the market and gain face-to-face customer feedback.

For more information visit the PopUp Britain website.

Start-up businesses

An online resource offering information and advice on starting up a new business. For more information, visit the Startups website.

The Start Up Donut

This online resource offers plenty of advice and suggestions on how to start a business. The website shows start-up case studies and profiles, with an 'expert advice' section and links to their other subjects such as law, tax and IT.  For more information, visit the Start Up Donut website.

Office Genie

Office Genie are an online desk and office space marketplace, which allows users to list any spare desks they have in their office for free.

As well as conventional and serviced spaces, Office Genie also list desks in 'shared offices'.  This is a great option for small businesses and start ups wanting their first commercial property.  For more information, visit the Office Genie website.

StartUp Britain

A national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain's leading business people to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK.

It offers loans, events and inspiration to businesses that are just starting out.  For more information, see the Start Up Britain website.

Shell Livewire

An online community for young entrepreneurs, aged 16 to 30, who are starting or running their own business.  For more information, visit the Shell Livewire website.

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