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​When small businesses succeed, they create jobs and benefit people and communities. We believe it is essential that these small and growing businesses, many focusing on innovation and development of new technologies, can grow in London. Not only does this bolster London’s position as a leading global financial and professional services centre, it also provides an opportunity to help growing businesses to embrace sustainability and social inclusion, allowing the benefits of growth to filter into other areas of society to provide wider prosperity and equality.

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Starting a Social Enterprise

  • The City Business Library can provide information on how to start a social enterprise, apply for finance and connect with other support organisations.

Sustainable procurement

  • The City of London offers businesses information to help them consider the impact of their purchasing decisions including details on local, green and Fairtrade purchasing and supplier diversity (including how to Buy Social). Find out about how to make your purchasing decisions more impactful.