Business Support

Programmes, Training and Advice for Businesses in Waltham Forest

Here you’ll find the latest in local and national support available to businesses in Waltham Forest. If you have any questions,or need support outside of what’s listed on this page, don’t hesitate to drop us a line and we’ll be in touch!


Practical business support initiatives, fully funded by the London Borough of Waltham Forest and delivered by local business partners. Seminars, seed grants, and 1-2-1 consultations and support to help small businesses, sole traders, freelancers, social enterprises and charities in the borough to recover from the pandemic and thrive.

Cost: FREE 


Business and IP Centre

London’s first Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) Local is on your doorstep, launched in partnership with the British Library. Located on the ground floor of Leytonstone Library, the BIPC Local has market research databases, online and in-person workshops, community workspace, and expert advice.

  • – Drop in to discuss your ideas for a new start-up or thriving scale-up
  • – Make a 1-2-1 appointment with an advisor to receive focused help
  • – Bring your laptop and latte and enjoy our bright, welcoming co-workspace with free Wi-Fi
  • – Join workshops to upskill yourself as a business founder


Cost: FREE

E-business Programme

Digital Advice, Business Advice, Guidance, Support, Webinars, Workshops & Networking Events

For small business owners looking to improve understanding and engagement with digital technology to enhance online presence; attract more customers and support future growth. 

Cost: FREE

Help to Grow

Two government backed programmes for small businesses 

Help to Grow: Management Course (Learning, Business Growth Plan, 1-to-1 Support, Networking)

Learning duration: 12 weeks, fit around your work commitments

Cost: £750

Help to Grow: Digital (Online Support, potential discounts on software)

Cost: FREE