We’ve brought together lots of useful links, how-to guides and information to help your business grow. For even more support, just get in touch by calling us or completing our enquiry form above.
Yes. Our specialist technology and productivity adviser, Dr Abrar Jawaid, helps companies develop innovative new products all the time. He can help you access R&D funding and tax credits, make connections with universities and research institutions, find design specialists to develop your prototype, and support you in a whole range of ways as your product progresses to market. You can find out more on our Technology & Productivity page, or by contacting Abrar.
The Hub is designed to help established Hertfordshire businesses grow, so to access our support you need to have been in business for two years or more. While we can’t offer you direct help now, we can point you in the direction of some fantastic organisations designed to help start-ups – and once you’ve been going a little longer, we’d love to help you continue to grow.
A wealth of information available to help your business with any query regarding funding and debt.Take me there
A wealth of information for those who are self-employed including; how to register, self-assessment, managing expenses and tax and national insurance.Take me there
A wealth of information available for those with VAT queries, including; how to report VAT fraud, VAT for charities, VAT rates and how to reclaim VAT.Take me there
British Business Bank
The Angel CoFund makes equity investments of between £100,000 and £1 million in smaller businesses in the UK. It invests alongside strong syndicates of business angels to support businesses with strong growth potential.Take me there
Yes, completely free. We’re funded by the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), and the EU, so we don’t need to charge for the support we give you, or take commission from anyone. That means we can be completely impartial and honest, giving you the very best advice for your specific situation. You can work with us on a regular basis too, as your business grows and changes – there’s no time limit.
Acas provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relationships and employment law. You can call their helpline to speak to an adviser and visit their website to access useful step by step guides for small employers on key are…Learn More
This guide sets out the benefits of asset finance to help business-owners decide if it could help their businesses grow.Access Guide
A journey from start-up to growth has been devised for businesses and advisers by the ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty together with the British Business Bank and is supported by 17 major professional, membership and representative organisations. It is a unique guide that sets out the main t…Access Guide