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Useful links

The Enterprise team work in conjunction with a number of companies and organisations which can help you kick start your business or freelance career. We've provided an overview of useful websites and resources below to help you get started.

For one to one advice about freelancing or starting a business, book a business advice session or email enterprise@dmu.ac.uk 

  General start-up advice
CASE Business advice and support for new and existing social enterprises and cooperatives in Leicestershire.
Companies House Search for existing company names and get information about forming a limited company or a limited liability partnership.
Creative Leicestershire Supports small arts, design and media businesses in Leicestershire and Rutland
Gov.uk Information and advice about being self employed including the HM Revenue and Customs.
Prince's Trust Offers young people support, encouragement and basic financial assistance to help achieve their goals.
Shell LiveWIRE Shell LiveWIRE helps 16 to 30 year olds to start and develop their own business ideas.
Smarta Business advice and tools for start-ups and small businesses
Startups.co.uk

For everything you need to know about starting up and running your business. This website provides useful case studies and direct examples.

Start-up Donut Free advice, tools and resources for small businesses and start-ups.
UnLtd

Start-up help, support and funding if you are thinking of setting up a social enterprise.

 Freelancing
Creative Boom Online magazine and community that celebrates, inspires and support creative industries in the UK.
Creative Skillset The Freelance Toolkit
Hiive  Hiive is a professional network for creative people. 
Talent Cupboard The ultimate guide to setting up as a Freelancer and platform for freelance opportunities. 
The Dots Platform to connect creatives to freelance opportunities
 Funding
Harry James Riddleston Assists future entrepreneurs in Leicestershire by providing interest free loans of up to £10,000.
The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity Helps young people establish their own businesses with the offer of interest free loans. 
 Intellectual property

Intellectual Property Office

Information on intellectual property

ProspectIP  Provides assistance with the protection and development of a business idea or invention.
 
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