According to Enterprise Nation there has never been a better time for start-ups in the UK. Its not just the quality of life people are looking for it can be a range of reasons.
The government set up Start Up Loans last year enabling business to get funding and mentoring. They aim to start-up 30,000 business by 2015. Its not just start-ups that are getting help, established businesses are also getting support from people like MAS (manufacturing advice service). With grants for new product development which can be used on design.
There is a great website called Better Business Finance where you can find funding for your business what ever your requirements. If you don’t need funding but need mentoring another website to have a look at is Virgin Start Up there is a lot of information and they have a mentoring scheme, you could even become a mentor yourself.
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