Harrow Council sets out its stall with excellent start-up resources
If you are looking for a Council that is shining the light in the world of start-ups and new business, then take a look at the fantastic resources that Harrow Council has to offer their local community of businesses.
The council has established itself as the go-to-platform for start-up and small business advice for businesses in Harrow. They are providing relevant information to the business about trading or carrying out a business in the local area as well as all of the relevant information that they may require. Harrow Council demonstrates that they recognise the types of support that a new business may need following launch and have put together a comprehensive platform that delivers information, as well as some value added services on top.
Dedicated Business and Advice website
On their dedicated website, a small business or start- up can find a wealth of information around:
- How to start up a business in Harrow
- Brexit advice
- Available business premises for rent
- Harrow Council’s corporate estate which is available for letting or sale
- Trading Standards information
- Harrow business toolkit
- Registering a food business
Value added start-up provisions
On top of this Harrow Council has also devised some great value added services including a Marketing and Advertising Service. They also recognise that businesses may not have the investment or office space to hold meetings and it can be costly to hire office space through the private sector. See their meeting room and office space service below.
Marketing and Advertising Service
This is a very valuable tool for small businesses or start ups, who either have simple design needs, or small advertising requirements but cannot afford the prices charged by design agencies. This should not be overlooked as there is real value add in this service offering to be had. Often start-ups and small businesses need more guidance that is relevant to their niche, start-up focus or small business market. Most design agencies have have only worked with larger more established brands, or huge international labels, so unless the start up is in a niche that they have experience of, the experience can prove costly. And where budget is everything the wrong decision and spend can have a real dent on business successes.
Meeting room and exhibition space
Through this service, Harrow Council is able to provide more competitively priced meeting room or exhibition space to hire. This can be a real benefit to businesses if they largely operate their business on a remote basis, from their own home or have a small office space. Renting office space can be expensive to a start-up, especially if they have no credit history or are not going to fund their business through loans and / or borrowing.
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