Starting a Business

Starting your own business? If you are thinking of starting up a new business in Mole Valley, you can find information on sources of finance, and where to get support and advice here.

The organisations detailed below provide information relating to finance and advice for starting a business. To visit the relevant website, please use 'Internet Links'.


Start-up Loans

a government-funded scheme that provides loans and a business mentor for entrepreneurs aged over 18 seeking finance to start a business. Repayable within five years at a fixed rate of interest. The average loan is £6,000 based on a business plan. 

New Enterprise Allowance

provides money and support to over 18s receiving certain benefits to help start their own business. Contact Jobcentre Plus to apply for a loan to help with start-up costs and a weekly allowance paid over 26 weeks. 

Lets Do Business Advice:

helps businesses to be more effective when approaching their bank or applying for grants.

Samuel Wilson Trust

offers loans to people aged over 18 and under 40 in Surrey who have, or are about to, set up in trade, manufacture, business or profession. Loans are up to £50,000. Log on to the Samuel Wilson Trust website and choose 'what we do', then 'trusts and charities'.

Fredericks Foundation

offers loans and support to people denied bank funding to start their own business/trading for 12 months or less. The maximum start-up loan is £10,000. 

Funding Circle

is an online peer group lending platform that allows individuals, from private investors to hedge funds, to lend to each other and to small businesses. 

Government Finance and Support Finder

This online tool helps you to find business finance, support, grants, awards and loans including:

  • government grants
  • publicly backed finance and loans
  • business support eg mentoring and consultancy
  • funding for small and medium-sized start-up businesses


Great Business

Log on to the government's 'Great Business' website for sources of information and practical advice.

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards

have a specialist business advice team. For advice visit their website. They also offer e-learning courses for local businesses, visit the Skills for Work website for further information.

Starting a Business

Take a look at the government's 'Starting up a Business' website.

HM Revenue and Customs

offer an e-learning course to help with questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses.

Last Updated: 07/01/2019

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