Business support and advice

External Help and Advice

There are various external sources of help, advice and guidance for those looking to start a business. Visit the websites below for useful help and advice.

Start up information available on this website includes:

  • Before you start/business planning
  • Forming your business
  • Setting up your workplace
  • Tax, payroll and company information
  • Employing people
  • Managing your business
  • Further support for your business
  • Growing your business

HM Revenue and Customs

HM Revenue and Customs provides guidance and what you need to know when starting a business.

Information on this site includes what you need to do for tax and national insurance purposes when you start up a business as a self employed person, a partnership or a limited company including what records you must keep.

Further advice is also available on importing and exporting goods and services.

Business Lincolnshire

Business Lincolnshire provides local business information including business start up advice for the local area. This is a national site that links you to contacts and networking groups, signposting you to advice and grant schemes and services that can help you start your business and grow.

Princes Trust

The Princes Trust offers an Enterprise Programme, this programme supports young people aged 18-30 wishing to start in business. It helps individuals explore their business ideas into self employment and introductions to other support available in terms of courses and grants that are available.

There is also online support which includes guides and a business plan pack of materials to help you start planning your business.

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce 

The Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation providing business support and advice and beneficial introductions to contacts, networking events, training, events promotion and partnership working opportunities. They also maintain a business directory.