Start-Ups and Young Businesses (0-3 Years)

Starting a business is an exciting and often life-changing decision, but is not one to be taken lightly. Developing a new business can be challenging, so make sure that you have the support and guidance you need to grow your idea into something special. 

Elevate is a free programme, funded by Waltham Forest and run by a network of Waltham Forest businesses, community groups and local services, to help new businesses from every sector in Waltham Forest find their feet and thrive. You can find out more about our events, advice and practical support below, or contact us if you have any questions.

Business seminars

Learn from a range of expert speakers on the anythings and everythings of running a successful business through our event series, and start building your network of likeminded local business at the same time!

One-to-one business advice

Book a free one-to-one consultation with an expert business advisor. Your advisor will walk you through a diagnostic review of your business, and put together an action plan for future sustainable growth.

Start-up grants

Applications for Elevate start-up grants are now closed. 

Stay in the Loop!

Keep up to date with the latest news and development from the Elevate programme and Waltham Forest’s small business community.