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Help and Advice

Hounslow is an enormously entrepreneurial place with a vibrant micro and small and medium -sized enterprise (SME) business base and social enterprises.  The Business Services & Investment team is here to support and advice you on all your business needs with the help of our partners.


  • Setting up Business

    What you need to do to set up depends on your type of business, where you work and whether you take people on to help.


  • Write a business plan

    Download free business plan templates and find help and advice on how to write your business plan.


  • Help with Tax

    You can get help if you don’t understand something about your tax, eg tax returns, allowances and tax codes.

  • Grow your business

    Once your business is established and you’re making a profit on the products and services you sell to customers, you may want to start thinking about how to grow.


  • Get help and support

    You can get help with setting up your business

  • Franchise Enquiries

    The British Franchise Association (bfa) is the voluntary self-regulatory body for the UK franchise sector. Franchise businesses must pass a standards-based accreditation before they can become a bfa member. The Association promotes ethical franchising practice in the UK and helps the industry develop credibility, influence and favourable circumstance for growth.

To find out more about opportunities to invest or develop in the London Borough of Hounslow

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