Information and support for young entrepreneurs Information and support for young entrepreneurs

Local Support

Hethel Innovation Centre

Incubation, training and support for engineering and manufacturing based start-ups and businesses.

New Anglia Growth Hub

Brings together a range of local and national business support from hundreds of sources, the growth hub is free and here to aid you to find help on subjects ranging from finance to exporting, resource efficiency to contract opportunities.


Norwich-based enterprise agency which offers business mentoring, training and start-up loans.

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library IP Centre

The Business and IP Centre provides workspaces, IP-related advice and a year-round programme of events.

Norfolk Knowledge

UEA-based voluntary organisation hosted by the Norwich Business School, which provides support and advice to new start-ups or anyone with a business idea.

Norwich Research Park

Incubation, acceleration, training and support for science-focused businesses.


Collaborative co-working space which provides support for the community of digital businesses in Norwich.



A collection of inspirational stories and useful insights from successful entrepreneurs in a variety of sectors.

HMRC Business Tax Webinars

A collection of free, informative webinars and videos on various topics such as international trade, Self-Assessment tax returns and employing new staff.

Prospects: Self Employment

An easy to use, interactive website with an overview of the key areas to consider when starting a business. It also features a complete guide to writing a business plan, tips on successful self-employment as well as how to produce a marketing strategy.

Set up a business (

This section of the government website provides an overview of the different types of business you can register, as well as the associated legislation.


This website contains over 70 detailed start-up guides on starting a business in a variety of sectors, as well as information on various topics, from growing your business to crowdfunding and networking.

The Start Up Donut

A collection of articles and guides on most aspects of starting a business: including ideas for start-ups, how to finance your business, as well as guides on business law and tax.

Tools and Resources


Business support directory with a wide range of business factsheets, profiles, checklists and sector-specific guides – accessible on UEA computers.

DIY Tool Kit

A comprehensive library of best practice Nesta tools designed to help you develop a clear plan, map your connections as well as generate, test and improve new ideas.


An effective task management tool which can help you manage your priorities as well as share tasks with colleagues.


‘The single biggest reason why start-ups succeed’, Bill Gross - TEDx Talk

Entrepreneur Bill Gross explores the biggest factor which determines a start-up’s success, based on information collected from hundreds of companies.