Business Support Organisations
There are a range of organisations and programmes that can support your business in a number of ways. You can find some of them listed below, with links to the relevant websites.
- 639 Centre, Tottenham
- The Business Lounge, Wood Green
- Federation of Small Businesses
- North London Chamber of Commerce
- Enterprise for London
- National Enterprise Network
- Traders Groups
639 is a visionary space for business, employment and volunteering in the heart of Tottenham. Run by local charity the London Youth Support Trust (LYST), the 639 building has been developed as a centre to help local people get started in business and gain employment skills.
Visit the 639 Centre website (external link)
Based within Wood Green Library, the Business Lounge is a free service than can support you to start and grow a business. Membership is available to anyone whether trading within or outside of Haringey, free of charge. The Lounge provides access to meeting rooms as well as hot-desk facilities and networking opportunities. Free advice sessions are held by Tax Assist Accounts and Enterprise for London.
Visit the Business Lounge page.
Representing around 200,000 members across the UK, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.
In addition to lobbying on behalf of its members, FSB membership includes a package of benefits, from legal advice to business banking and pension schemes specially tailored for small and micro businesses.
The FSB also offers regular events, workshops and networking meetings, providing businesses with an opportunity to find new contacts, meet other small business owners, understand about new legislation and learn about emerging business practices.
The North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (NLCCE) provides a range of benefits for its members. In addition to regular networking events; themed events such as those for Women and Apprenticeships; lobbying and signposting for business; the Chamber also provide advertising and sponsorship opportunities to strengthen business profiles as well as access to a legal HR advice and support line. The NLCCE also hosts sector specific groups focused on the Construction and Logistics sector.
Enterprise for London (EFL) is an enterprise organisation supporting local businesses to start and grow. Having recently secured Government Regional Growth Fund money, EFL deliver a local start-up support programme to help new businesses launch and grow.
Support includes one to one advice, business skills training, mentoring and business planning. In addition they can help business raise funding of up £25,000 through the Start Up Loans Company.
The National Enterprise Network (NEN) is a membership body representing the enterprise support sector across England. Membership is open to any organisations involved in the support and development of enterprise. The NEN also includes a search tool allowing users to locate business support in their area.
Visit the National Enterprise Network website (external link) for further details, and to search for local business support providers (external link).
Get in touch with local business communities representing Haringey's retail areas for support, promotion and to share issues and concerns.
- Visit the Traders Groups page for more information
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