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Start Your Own Business in Harrow

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.


If you are thinking about starting a business in Harrow or would like to grow your existing business, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Harrow contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Harrow since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in Harrow

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There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.

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Download the 2021 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc.

Start your Own Business in Harrow Borough
Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.

What do you get in the guide?

Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Harrow.


Easy to follow step by step guide

Business set-up

Choosing the right structure

Getting online

Online marketing, social media

Local support

Where to find help and support


Work from home or premises?

Employing staff

How to find and recruit

Before you start

The reality of running a business

Finance & funding

Your funding options

Law & insurance

The key considerations

Business planning

Are you ready?

Accountancy & tax

Tax and VAT explained

Business directory

Useful contacts

Market research

Is there a gap in the market?

Business networking

Tips and local groups

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Key Contacts in Harrow

London Business Partnership
Are you a Harrow based business?  Have you been affected by COVID 19? Are you struggling or not taking advantage of new business opportunities? London Business Partnership Ltd is a non-profit making organisation committed to the growth and sustainability of small and medium sized enterprises.  For businesses based in Harrow who need support, please email us at with your contact details so that we can arrange a time to speak with you to see what practical assistance we can offer. Whatever the type of business you are running, and if you work or live in Harrow we want to help you.
North West London Chamber
The fundamental role of the North West London Chamber is to help you be more successful in your business or organisation. We do this by: Helping you to network, gain contacts, customers/suppliers and build your business; Promoting trade within the membership; Keeping you up to date in an ever changing regulatory environment; Passionately focussing on our members’ needs; Being the voice of business in Brent and Harrow; Having a pivotal role as the link between the business community and local government – issues such as crime, parking, transport, infrastructure and regeneration are the subjects of regular dialogue with Brent and Harrow Councils. Influencing Councils’ thinking and actions on many key issues.
the best of harrow
thebestof Harrow is the ultimate local business guide; our mission is to take the stress out of finding great local businesses and then we promote them through a variety of marketing streams. thebestof Harrow is a unique gathering point for the community and great local businesses, we are a hub for thebestof everything local where you can find the best businesses, get access to the best offers from those businesses, and keep up to date with what's happening in the area.
Harrow Basket
The Harrow Basket is a free initiative offered by Harrow Council to support local shops and businesses. All of the businesses are local independent traders from Harrow. Each business has a page where you can find out their latest opening information and how to order from them. Some have ‘online order’ options, or you can visit in person!
Support Harrow
The businesses of Harrow need the support of our Community Support Harrow is a place for us to get together, find the best way to support our favourite local businesses and initiatives and do our bit to strengthen our community. If you run or work for a business or charity that would like to get involved, simply let us know who you are, what you do and how we can help you. Please include links to website, social media & upload a logo if available. There is no cost involved
Business Networking Events in Harrow
How to find networking events in Harrow. This site lists both online and offline gatherings that may be of interest to your new business.
West London Business
West London Business is the voice of business in North-West London, covering seven local authority areas. We are a company limited by guarantee, owned and led by the private sector.
Harrow Council - Business support
Business Advice and Support. The business section on the Harrow Council website contains masses of useful information for start-ups and existing business owners in the area. This includes where to find advice, useful contacts, business continuity advice and Trading Standards. Harrow Council, Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow HA1 2XY
Harrow Town Centre
In 2014, Businesses within Harrow Town Centre came together and voted to create the Harrow BID. Harrow forms a commercial hub in northwest London with a well-connected town centre that offers two shopping centres, parades of shops along Station Road and College Road as well as over 300 metres of a fully pedestrianised area along St Anns Road complete with cafes, restaurants, pubs and places to stay. Harrow is an excellent destination. Harrow Business Improvement Disctrict was formed in 2014 and is funded by town centre businesses and invests money in the local area to improve the look and feel of the town centre. We encourage more shoppers through events and promotion. The BID is investing in the future of Harrow, as well as giving the town centre businesses a stronger, collective voice.
Harrow Business Centre
Harrow Business Centre is the ideal solution for all your office needs, providing modern offices with excellent transport links into London. We offer Private, Co-Working & Virtual Offices on flexible terms to suit your business needs. A range of Meeting Rooms are also available for hire by internal and external clients.
London Business Hub (Harrow)
London Borough of Harrow provides advice, support and information to support businesses in Harrow to start, grow and succeed. Harrow Council provides signposting to sources of business support, advice and funding for startups and small firms in the borough.
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Start-up Steps

We have created a collection of start-up steps articles to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their business journey. Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that have been proved not to work so well.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: Startup Steps