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Setting up and running a business

13 June 2017

Companies often need assistance, whether at the start-up stage or when they're growing. There is a range of help available to help your company flourish in Essex. 

Business Link

The government’s Business Link website contains a wealth of information about the process of setting up and developing a business, and offers practical advice to businesses of all sizes. Business Link also employs a team of specialist advisors to offer business support and assistance tailored to individual company needs.  
Essex County Council also provides a range of services for businesses, from assistance with international trade, to developing travel plans, a guide to licensing requirements and a clear and open tendering and procurement process for Essex County Council contracts.

Business resources

Essex Libraries subscribes to information sources that can support your business needs. Cobra and Key Note offer practical advice on how to start and run a business, company information and market reports, both are free to use with your library card..
GOV.UK contains a wealth of information about setting up and developing a business.
HMRC offers a range of free webinars, videos and e-learning, covering subjects such as income tax, National Insurance and PAYE.