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With just over a million businesses, including your own brilliant venture, London truly is an entrepreneur’s playground. However, starting a business in this bustling city can be overwhelming. Fortunately, several companies offer their expertise and services, making it easy for you to focus on your goals while leaving the details to the experts. 

The secret to starting a successful business in London 

You’ve set up your business. Just like a large percentage of entrepreneurs, you’ve done a lot of the work yourself. However, some of the most successful organisations in the world are those that delegate well and utilise experts in different fields to ensure their idea reaches its full potential. From waste management to marketing, many businesses offer services that can take your company to the next level. Check out our list of services that can help you grow yours.  

Consulting firms 

Consulting firms offer specialised professional advice that can help businesses of all sizes to identify and capitalise on areas for your growth. With expertise in various disciplines, these companies can analyse every aspect of a business, from strategic planning to marketing campaigns and operations. Experienced consultants bring vital skills and knowledge to the table, giving businesses insight into how they can improve performance and create innovative solutions that can help them power ahead. With their knowledge and resources, consulting firms are invaluable allies when it comes to helping businesses achieve their goals. Organisations like Bywaters offer consultancy on everything environmental through an arm of its business entitled ‘Green Gurus’. All clients of a certain size are given access to the knowledge and expertise of these sustainability specialists, enabling your company to progress in its recycling rates and award opportunities. 

Accounting firms for your business 

An accounting firm is an invaluable tool for any commercial business. With essential services in financial planning and management, an experienced firm enables you to map out the future and set realistic goals. They provide valuable advice and strategies for growth, ensuring your company is current on the latest fiscal practices. Without access to these services, your business may be left in the dark, missing out on opportunities and potential savings. A reputable firm also reduces your risk of HMRC issues, giving you more time to focus on your bottom line and less time to worry about the tax man’s gaze. Invest in your future revenue and success by partnering with a skilled accounting team.  

Law firms for your business 

Law firms play an essential role in the success of any commercial business. By providing guidance and assistance with regulatory compliance, law firms can help give you more time to focus on what you love – growing your business. With expert advice from experienced lawyers, you’ll be able to make decisions that are both legal and beneficial for your company as you pursue larger goals. Investing in a law firm may even provide tax incentives that will aid in the financial growth of your business. No matter what stage of development your business is at, working with a law firm ensures that you, as an owner or employee, will always keep your legal standing intact while you tackle the next big challenge. These firms also offer a sense of protection, with your lawyers equipped to protect you from any potential legal attacks. Just like with any form of insurance, the sooner you partner with a reputable firm, the safer you’ll be if trouble does arise. 

When seeking legal representation, it’s worth considering firms that adhere to ESG principles. ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance – three distinct categories of responsible business practices. In the legal world, this means firms that prioritise ethical behaviour regarding corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and transparency when it comes to governance. Finding a law firm with strong ESG values is an important step in making sure your business is accountable on its path to success. 

IT service providers  

Commercial businesses, especially those in the early stages, require a dependable and reliable source of IT support. IT service providers are the perfect partners to help you with all your technology needs so you can save time and money. These companies do more than just solve technical issues that you might have – they provide advice about the best solutions for your business and how to create a streamlined system that works for you. With their help, you can free up extra time to focus on other aspects of your business, helping you grow even faster. Utilising their knowledge base, the right IT service provider will guide you on the best computers for your budget. Making sure you have the right specifications for what you and your staff need. Investing in an experienced IT service provider will provide stability to ensure your commercial business is always running smoothly. 

Web design 

The UK holds the biggest market for online shopping, with 30% of all purchases being made through e-commerce. Web design and development agencies help your business create an online presence. Save money and time by not having to build your own website or learn the skillset, which would usually take years, so that you can focus on your business.

Web design and development agencies are invaluable for commercial businesses, helping you to focus on the day-to-day operations of your business. Growing a business involves increasing profit margins; having an online presence is an essential part of this. By relying on a web design and development agency for this part of your business’s expansion, you can save yourself both time and money by avoiding the skills or processes which would usually take years to master. This also leaves you free to concentrate on the elements of growing your business that require more personalised attention, such as brand identity, customer service and marketing strategies. 

For building your site, consider reading Sustainable Web Design by Tom Greenwood – a valuable resource for optimising your design with environmental and social considerations too.  

Waste management 

Arguably one of the most overlooked, but most important services is a recycling partnership. We all imagine the perfect office space to be spotless. However, this is a result of good decision-making and an efficient commercial waste management service. A good waste management company will collect your waste on an agreed schedule to ensure your building stays clean. They will also offer alternative services to help you manage your DMR, food waste, coffee, electrical waste, and so much more. Waste management is impactful when you partner with an organisation before you ‘need’ them, similar to a law firm. You may never see your waste team, but that also means you’ll see less waste build-ups in your building. By partnering with waste management companies like Bywaters, you can alleviate sustainability concerns and free up valuable time and resources to focus on your business.  

Your decision

Your business is important; that’s why it’s essential to partner with businesses that specialise in the fields needed to help you reach your goals. Speak to a specialist from our team today to take the next step in your journey. 


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