It’s important for new business owners to have a network of resources and support that they can call on to help get skilled up, learn about their industry and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs. We’ve compiled a list of a few things that might be useful for Croydon-based entrepreneurs.

1. Nwes

https://www.nwes.org.uk/

Based in both London and Norwich, Nwes provide advice, training and workspace for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Their website contains all the information you need on their extensive offerings of events and services. You can also read their blog and success stories to get you inspired to drive your business forward.

2. Centre for Entrepreneurs

https://centreforentrepreneurs.org/

The Centre for Entrepreneurs is a great place to find research and advice about entrepreneurship. From studies on women in entrepreneurship to their first annual lecture, it’s a great place to gain a wider knowledge. You can also subscribe to their weekly newsletter; a round-up of everything enterprise.

3. Sussex Innovation Centre

https://www.sinc.co.uk

SINC is Croydon-based and regularly runs events and talks for local business owners. With events from finance to innovation, it’s a great hub of learning and advice. You can also sign up to their newsletter so you’re kept up to date with all the goings-on at SINC.

4. entrepreneur.com

www.entrepreneur.com

For a more global view of the entrepreneurial world. They’ve got some great reads on general business skills and tools that can help various areas of your business. They also have a handy feature that tells you how long each article will take to read if you’re short on time.

5. Start & Grow

https://startandgrow.uk/

Start & Grow is an online learning platform which provides learning through every stage of setting up your business and making it thrive. Their courses are in bite-size modules so that you can learn essential business know-how at your own pace.

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