Tools and Resources

It’s never been a better time to start out as an entrepreneur - there are a huge amount of things out there to help you. Here’s a selection of our favourite tools & resources.

Aston Enterprise YouTube Channel

Videos of past events and more

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Setting up

Online course from HMRC on setting up your own business:

www.hmrc.gov.uk/courses/SYOB3/syob_3/html/syob_3_menu.html

Companies House - Register your Ltd Company

Marketing

Buffer - Social Media Scheduling tool

Google Analytics - Better understand your website traffic for better marketing

Mailchimp - Create and grow mailing lists

Networking

Meetup.com - Find Local Networking Events

Eventbrite.com - Search events by type and location

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce - Future Faces

Funding

Government-backed Startup Loans: www.startuploans.co.uk

 

Government support
If you are a student or graduate currently running a business and you are concerned about the impact that coronavirus may have – please see the below links to some useful sources of information about government support and more:

Government Website – Business Support

Princes Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP – Up to date Information and Advice for Businesses

Enterprise Nation – Free Advice and Support