The full support service for start-up and existing businesses in London
Welcome to the award winning business development agency
described as ‘the best in London’.
We offer a wide range of services for people who want to set up on their own and for already established business planning to expand.
Look through our website to find out about the courses, business advice and consultancy that we offer
To find out more, call 020 7460 5050 or email us
THE BIG CHEESE – LOAN FUND
Posted: 21 December 2016 Posted in: News
Are you looking for funding?
Portobello Business Centre are delighted announce a new loan fund for start-up businesses in Kensington and Chelsea.
The Big Cheese Loan fund sees a new partnership coming together between and Kensington based “Your Credit Union the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Portobello Business Centre.” It is believed to be the first partnership of its kind in the UK and will be providing affordable loans, business advice and support to fledgling businesses in the Royal Borough.
The scheme is intended to specifically help residents who have not been able to raise start up finance from traditional sources, such as the banks, which can be difficult, particularly if a person is currently out of work. Newly trading small and micro businesses will also be able to access loans to help them become more sustainable.
The Council is supporting the scheme to help the two organisations work together to widen the offer of finance and business and financial advice to start-ups, newly trading small and micro businesses.
Portobello Business Centre and Kensington based Your Credit Union and will administer £100,000 in loan guarantee funds on behalf of the Royal Borough, which are specifically for supporting the self-employed and new micro businesses with loans.
Typically, loans will be for a few thousand pounds but could go up to £10,000.
For further information on affordable loans and business support for small businesses contact us at Portobello Business Centre on: 020 7460 5050.
Starting a Restaurant, Cafe or Food Business
Posted: 24 November 2016 Posted in: News
Has it been a dream of yours to open your own restaurant or small cafe, pop up restaurant or own a food cart?
Then this course is for you!!! It runs over 4 dates between 30th March – 13th April 2017.
To go straight to the booking link click https://restaurant-cafe.eventbrite.co.uk
Alternatively, for more information, please click the “Starting a Restaurant/Cafe” link to the left.
Introduction to Enterprise – February 2017
Posted: 19 October 2016 Posted in: News
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Yes!!
So……… What is holding you back?
We are running our next Intro to Enterprise seminar (without charge) on Tuesday 21st February 2017 from 12.30pm – 3pm.
Do not hesitate – Click here for further details and to book your place: https://introtoenterprisefeb2017.eventbrite.co.uk
You are your Business, Work Well, Eat Well, and Be Well
Posted: 29 September 2016 Posted in: News
Tuesday 24th January 2017 at 5.30pm to 7pm at Kensington Central Library, Phillimore Walk, London W8 7RX
To book now please click https://you-are-your-business.eventbrite.co.uk
As a self-employed person running your own business making the right work life choices are crucial for your wellbeing. Many people go into business to have more control, a greater independence and freedom in their working life.
However running a small business can mean working very long often stressful hours (16% work more than 60 hours a week). Modern technology can also mean we are always connected to our business via ‘smart devices’ etc. so it’s even harder to ‘switch off’.
Getting the right combination of Work + Exercise + Diet isn’t a priority.
Alex Ferreira, Originally from Lisbon in Portugal, first moved to London in 1994, where she developed her expertise as a Fitness Consultant. She continually trains in new fitness methods and techniques supporting groups and individual clients. She advises on all aspects of health and wellbeing including nutrition, motivation and fitness.
During this session Alex will give you some ideas and tips on how to include health and wellbeing routines into your daily working life. She will empower you to prioritise your health which will have a positive impact on your business and productivity.
Hosted in partnership with Kensington and Chelsea Library BIP *Please note registration details for this event will be shared with our partners at Kensington and Chelsea Library BIP
Fashion Masterclasses – March 2017
Posted: 15 January 2016 Posted in: News
We are delighted to announce that our acclaimed series of Business of Fashion Masterclasses are back!! The next course will run for 4 days between 6th – 14th March 2017.
To go straight to the booking link, please click https://fashionmasterclassesmarch2017.eventbrite.co.uk
Alternatively, for more information, please click on the Fashion Masterclasses link to the left.