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Start up in London Libraries: Online

Since our libraries have been closed, our Start-ups in London Libraries workshops have been fully available online. If you are thinking about starting a business, you can now access all the information to help you achieve that from your own home. This includes our four start-up webinars and one-to-ones with our borough Business Champion, who can help you navigate through the COBRA database and create a sustainable plan.

Visit for all of the upcoming workshops and booking links. 

Start-ups in London Libraries is led by the British Library in partnership with 10 London boroughs. This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, J.P. Morgan and Arts Council England.

Email for more information.

Council Support

Whether you are starting your own business or looking to expand, Tower Hamlets Council can offer business support and advice to all business in the borough. Information on funding programmes, health and safety at work and other opportunities are all available. There are also a number of local business support agencies, London regional agencies, and national agencies that can provide expert advice and training.

Support for business ratepayers
£10.5m Covid-19 fund