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Starting your own business

If you are determined and ambitious and want to start your own business, then entrepreneurship may be for you. To help you to develop your business idea and start-up, there are opportunities in Lambeth to support you on this journey:

  • The Prince's Trust, based in Kennington, supports young people aged 18-30 who want to start a business

  • Advance 360Tree Shepherd and One Planet Ventures are Lambeth based organisations offering enterprise support to people of all ages

  • Shell, a multi-national organisation with a base in Lambeth (the Shell Centre) provides free online business advice and funding to young entrepreneurs through Shell LiveWIRE

  • The London Enterprise Panel's Business Growth Hub is the most comprehensive list of support available to people starting or growing a business in London

  • Lambeth College deliver a range of qualifications relating to business and enterprise, more information can be found here.

  • Green Man Skills Zone, based in Coldharbour offers employment and enterprise support to young people

Social Enterprises

Social enterprises are businesses that aim to improve communities or the environment. What makes them different from other enterprise is that tackling social problems is as important to its business objective as making money. A benefit of setting up a social enterprise is that with proven track record you may be able to apply for grants and funding. You can find more information here.