Nesta is a UK innovation foundation. It helps individuals and organisations develop ideas through the provision of investments and grants as well as offering other forms of support. The Princes Trust also provides support and funding opportunities to young people between the ages 18 -30 who are keen to develop their own creative/business ideas. The own-it website provides useful advice and information on intellectual property rights for creative practitioners.
The Bureau of Freelance Photographers helps aspiring freelance photographers to sell their pictures to editorial markets.
Being self-employed makes it essential that you network and promote your work (and yourself) as much as possible. Advice on managing your professional online presence can be found in the Social Media section and more information about self-employment can be found on the Self-Employment page.