Despite the many advantages to 'going it alone', launching a business is often a lonely endeavour. It's certainly a far cry from the cosy, comfortable office environment many leave behind. Almost a quarter of us in the UK can see the upside and want to launch a startup in 2016, a recent survey suggests. All of those people will need help in some form. If you are one of them, fear not: you are not on your own.
In fact, there are a huge number of regular meetups aimed at precisely those planning to, or in the early stages of, launching their own business. And where better to get advice than from other startup founders, established or just starting out?
These meetups are all aimed at those getting underway in the world of startups and offer the chance to learn from others’ experience: be it tips on funding, hiring, pitching, marketing or any of the vast plethora of issues you need to be on top of – or if you just want to spend time with an understanding group of peers.
Here are a few of the most popular and relevant groups for startups in the UK.