Business Contacts

We are always coming across other useful information and organisations that might be able to help you out.

We aim to keep this page up to date but if you spot an out of date link or spot something that we might want to include then please do give us a shout. 

Your First Employee – The Essential 10 Step Guide

The Home Business Guide – A quick and easy guide to starting your business from home. - The official UK goverment website. It is a one stop shop for all your business needs with plenty of links and information, there will be something useful for almost everyone.

H M Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is responsible for collecting the bulk of tax revenue, as well as paying Tax Credits and Child Benefits.

Information for Business  -  Access to literally hundreds of useful business guides including sector specific information plus access to email databases.  This service is provided by Kent County Council Library and Information Service. Can’t find what you are looking for? Use the Ask a Ken Librarian feature!

Inspiresme - Inspiresme offers independent, expert advice and support for start-ups and small businesses. Our aim is to stir, encourage and connect businesses throughout the UK.

Kent Association of Young Entrepreneurs (KAYE) - provides networking, information and support for young entrepreneurs. Whether you are a young professional looking to climb the corporate ladder or thinking of setting up your own business, KAYE is designed to help you.

Kent Local Business Directory – A database of local business helping you find the right service for your needs and why not register your own business.

Kent District & Borough Councils  – Unique support services with an interest in regenerating local areas.

The Prince’s Trust – If you are aged 18 to 30 years, work less than 16 hours per week or are unemployed and have a good business idea. The Prince’s Trust makes it possible to obtain training, ongoing business support and advice from a volunteer business mentor.

Shell LiveWIRE – offer free start up business advice, case studies and online support

grow-for-it-east-kent-kent-foundation-square-661Grow For It East Kent – New opportunities for your business, including funding, support and the room to think and grow. See what East Kent has to offer your business.



Not just there to do your book keeping, many accountants will help you analyse your financial records and your business to help you succeed and grow.

Other Useful Sites:

  • Start Your Own Business -  Information on running your own business with a section specifically aimed at Kent
  • Small Business -  Information on business start up plus additional services and information that could help your business grow
  • Microsoft Small Business Centre - A guide to software and servers for small businesses with free resources and information to help tailor their services to your business needs
  • Startups - Full of useful guides and stories from becoming a franchisor to an entrepreneur, from finance to marketing, over to latest news and resources all about starting up in business

Associated Websites:

Young Enterprise – Start Something -  Its mission is to inspire and equip young people to learn about enterprise.

GradsKent - Designed to help find Kent-based employment for graduates and students.

The above websites can help with information about starting a business – it is by no means a complete list – there is a wealth of support and advice available. However feel free to contact us should you need more information or advice on business contacts on 01622 694 341