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Start or Grow your business
Start your own business
Start your own business
Click the logo to access this ste-by-step guide

Business and corporation taxation
Business and corporation taxationClick the logo to access the site

Start and Grow Enterprise
Free support for freelancers, entrepreneurs and new businesses in Gloucestershire
Business tools
IP Equip
IP Equip
Click the logo to access this interactive tool and identify assets which may be protected by intellectual property (IP) rights

Ask Us: Business and Patent Library Centre (PatLib)
Ask Us: Business and Patent Library Centre (PatLib)
Information about patent, trade mark, designs and copyright, different types of legal protection and how protect intellectual property (IP) assets.

TED - Tenders Electronic Daily
TED - Tenders Electronic Daily
Click the logo to find out about opportunities and bid for contracts across the European Union. You can browse, search and sort procurement notices by country, region, business sector and more.

Fame
Fame
A comprehensive business database with information about public and private companies across the UK and Ireland. Useful for market research, company reports, and to compile targeted mailing lists for direct mailing.
Accessible via a public library computer at Gloucester Library or via the Ask Us Business & PatLib Centre.

Growth Hubs @ The Library
The Growth Hub Network can help you develop and refine your strategy, become more competitive, grow your people and skills, access finance, innovate, improve efficiency and identify new markets. The aim of the Network is to make business support more simplified and accessible, to every corner of Gloucestershire. Ask our trained library staff for more information.
Business help and advice
Business Link: Business Advice and Support
Business Link: Business Advice and Support
Help with tax and exporting, writing a business plan and financial help from government-backed schemes.
Chamber of Commerce
A strategic forum, joining businesses together to collaborate and profit from sharing knowledge, goods and services.
Federation of Small businesses
Click the logo to access the local branch of the main organisation for small business in the UK.
Gloucestershire Trading Standards
Gloucestershire Trading Standards
Click the logo to view the full range of services on offer.

Gloucestershire County Council
Cheltenham Borough Council
Cotswold District Council
Forest of Dean District Council
Gloucester City Council
Tewkesbury Borough Council
Stroud District Council
Getting Your Business Online
Getting Your Business Online
This free guide from Nominet explains why your business needs to be online. Click on the logo for more information and to download the guide.

Get Your Business Online for Dummies
Get Your Business Online for Dummies
Click on the logo to learn how to get your business online and download the free guide.

Funding for Business
Better Business Finance
Better Business Finance
Provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs seeking finance, starting out or exporting abroad.

Business finance support
Business finance support
Links to finance, equity, grants and loan opportunities.
Finance funding and grants
Finance funding and grants
Links to funding advice, funding opportunities and bid development.
Innovate UK
Funding and support opportunities from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), research councils and Innovate UK.
Prince's Trust
The Enterprise Programme provides money and support to help young people start up in business. The site also features an A - Z of Young Businesses and a Business Finder.
Ask Us
Ask Us
Ask Us
Send us your question and our team of experienced staff will research the information you need. Ask Us - free fast information service.


The Lab
The Lab
The Lab
Community digital makerspaces, for all ages and abilities. Visit your local Lab to meet your friendly Lab Tech, and explore VR, 3D modelling and printing, digital design, micro-computing and more. Bring your curiosity, questions or project ideas, and see what The Lab can do for you.