It is a very exciting time when you are a start-up in a big city – there is so much potential that it is sometimes hard to know where to start! With any luck, the only way from here is up, so it’s time to put the wheels in motion to get where you want to be. And there couldn’t really be a much better location for your future than London, United Kingdom.
So what is so brilliant about London for start-ups like you? This blog post will explore some of the top reasons, which will hopefully provide you with the inspiration you need to make London the home of your start-up…
Switched on community
There will be plenty of other companies in the same boat if you call London home. The community will be full of support and creative ideas, and you may even find yourself working with other companies to produce something amazing. There will be many, many opportunities to meet your peers over coffees, beers and conference talks so you surely won’t be isolated in your own start-up bubble. London plays host to many major conferences and exhibitions each year, something which you will be able to take full advantage of if your office is based there.
Financing a start-up can be tricky, but it is one of the hurdles you will have to overcome. Many people decide to put in their own funds at first but then decide they need a more future proof option so they don’t end up re-mortgaging their family home. Of course, dedication is good, but it needs to be a measured approach. However there are investment firms that run their offices from London, so it might be a great deal easier if you are based near the ones that you are most interested in receiving funding from.
As a start-up you will want to have your premises somewhere accessible to staff member and clients, which is why London is ideal. So when it comes to offices, you will have a lot of options in the capital. Have a look online at the serviced offices London has to offer and what areas they are based in; that way you can pick from Camden Town or even The City. You will surely be able to find something the right size and style to fit your brand, so get searching today.
Great transport links
Once you know where you will be based, you will be able to take advantage of a brilliant transport network. The tube runs in every which direction, so staff will be catered for to a great enough extent for you to attract some top talent – and let’s face it, you need it as a start-up. There are also plenty of National Rail stations to bring people in from further afield, as well as being ideal for you to use when you are visiting clients throughout the rest of the UK.