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How to start a business guide

If you're considering starting your own business or simply want to be your own boss, you will find these pages contain lots of useful information to help you get started.

If you already run or manage a business and are looking to expand activities or relocate current operations here, you will also find the information you need.

The information you'll find here will help businesses comply with regulations which the council is responsible for. The toolkit gives specific advice on types of licences, food regulations and useful contacts.

Our essential guide to opening a business in Harrow

The How to Start a Business Guide is your essential guide to opening a business in Harrow. Its chapters will take you through the whole process, from first steps and business planning to raising finance and marketing your business idea.

Each chapter is told by a local business person. Whether you are a new business start up or running a existing business you should be able to find the practical advice you need.

There is also a useful resources section, including local advisory organisations and a bank directory.

We want it to be a space used and owned by the local business community - demonstrating that Harrow is a great place to do business.