How to Start a Business in Aldershot

How to Start a Business in Aldershot


If you run a business in Aldershot or if you are thinking of starting a new business in Aldershot we hope that you will find this site both interesting and useful.

It has been designed to help you find local firms and business support organisations who will be happy to give you friendly advice as well as provide the services that you may need.

Other towns covered in Hampshire: Aldershot  |  Alresford  |  Alton  |  Andover  |  Basingstoke  |  Bishops Waltham  |  Bordon  |  Brockenhurst  |  Chandlers Ford  |  Cosham  |  Eastleigh  |  EHants  |  Emsworth  |  Fareham  |  Farnborough  |  Fleet  |  Fordingbridge  |  Frimley  |  Gosport  |  Havant  |  Hayling Island  |  Hedge End  |  Hook  |  Lee-On-The-Solent  |  Liphook  |  Liss  |  Locks Heath  |  Lymington  |  Lyndhurst  |  New Forest  |  New Milton  |  North Baddesley  |  North Hampshire  |  Petersfield  |  Porchester  |  Portsmouth  |  Ringwood  |  Romsey  |  Rowlands Castle  |  Southampton  |  Southsea  |  Stockbridge  |  Tadley  |  Test Valley  |  Tidworth  |  Totton  |  Waterlooville  |  Whitchurch-Hants  |  Winchester  |  Yateley  | 

Recommended Local Partners:

EJR Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

EJR Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

Friendly and Professional Qualified Accountant and Bookkeeper specialising in looking after small UK based business's, including Sole trader, Limited Company and Partnerships. We tailor our service to provide support when you need it which could be as frequently as weekly, or as little as once a year.

EJR Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

T: 0786 777 2679

How to Start a Business in Hampshire

How to Start a Business in hampshireWe have created a series of free downloadable step-by-step guides which we hope will help you plot your way to start-up success.

They each contain useful contacts as well as an easy to follow snapshot of all the key subjects.

Download How to Start a Business in Hampshire now.
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Latest Business Start Up News

We are constantly searching for interesting or useful stories that might appeal to small business owners and new business start-ups. Some of the latest additions are listed below or see all news articles

Shoreditch prepares for landmark business event
Shoreditch prepares for landmark business event
A conference and exhibition aimed at the UK’s most ambitious and fastest-growing businesses is coming to Shoreditch in 2014.

The Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition will be held over two days from 10–11 April at The Old Truman Brewery, and is expected to attract 15,000 attendees. The event will encompass a series of seminars, workshops and presentations from some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs. Confirmed speakers include Karren Brady, Michelle Mone and Michael Portillo, whilst Companies House, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and BT Business are amongst the organisations exhibiting at the event.

The company behind the Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition – CE Media – is the publisher of national print and digital title Elite Business Magazine, which is dedicated to entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The publication was established in 2011 and currently has 32,000 subscribers, with the digital version of the magazine distributed to a further 800,000 SMEs via a network of online partners.

Scott English, managing director of CE Media, commented: “Thanks to the insight and invaluable feedback from our readers, we recognise that now is the right time to cater for the needs of our stellar high-growth businesses and exceptional entrepreneurs. The Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition represents a fantastic platform for this to be achieved.”

According to the Business Growth Fund (BGF) Growth Companies Barometer, the population of UK companies with a turnover of between £2.5m and £100m has consistently been around 23,000 to 25,000. It is the owners and directors of these firms that are expected to attend The Elite Business National Conference and Exhibition to learn from top business leaders and connect with companies that offer products and services to support their growth and expansion.

Free tickets are available to all relevant business owners and directors to attend the trade exhibition, seminars and workshops. Tickets for the conference are on sale later this month. For more information, please visit |

Exciting news for UK start-ups.
Exciting news for UK start-ups.
The launch of Virgin StartUp was announced yesterday. This will be a not-for-profit company, which will offer financial support, mentoring and business advice to thousands of young entrepreneurs across the UK. Partners include Richard Branson himself, Richard Reed (co-founder of Innocent Drinks), James Caan (StartUp Loans) and the Cavendish Consortium (a network of UK Enterprise Agencies).

Start Up Loans now available to over 30's
Start Up Loans now available to over 30's
If you are thinking of starting a business (or have done so in the past 12 months) and need to borrow some money, this may be great news. Previously only available to anybody aged under 30, the age cap has now been lifted.

Business Seminar (Hampshire) - Pensions Auto-Enrolment
Business Seminar (Hampshire) - Pensions Auto-Enrolment
Rothmans Accountants invite you to join them for a business seminar on 11th September. It will be an informative evening on auto-enrolment, with your chance to quiz the expert panel on all things pensions, and how this may affect you.

5 Must-Read Books For Starting Your Company
5 Must-Read Books For Starting Your Company
A list of five books that Forbes have concluded that every start-up should read. There are quite a few similar lists on the Internet but this one includes titles that are not usually mentioned.

Local Firms

Although there are plenty of online business directories, it can sometimes be quite difficult to find LOCAL companies who are genuinely keen to support you. For example if you are based in Aldershot , it makes sense to use an accountant, web designer or printer based in Aldershot who is prepared to help small businesses or new business start ups.

Aldershot Business Advice & Support | Aldershot Accountants | Banking & Finance | Commercial Property | Business Law | Business Opportunities | Communications | Education & Training | Aldershot Graphic Design | Aldershot Networking Clubs | Online Marketing | Printers | Sales & Marketing | Aldershot Utilities | Aldershot Web Design | Aldershot Business Directory

Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Business

In addition to these local pages, we have also compiled a library of information covering all of the key issues that you have to consider when you start a business. This includes articles, downloads and links to the best resources that are available for new business start ups.

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Aldershot Business Start-Up Contacts

If you offer a product or service that can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Aldershot area, we would love to hear from you. (Add Your Link)

Cottage Cuisine Est 1980

Cottage Cuisine Est 1980 Established in 1980, Cottage Cuisine has built a reputation for creative, first class catering. We cater for a wide range of events including business functions across Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Angie Driscoll and her staff offer the expertise and professionalism needed to create your perfect day. Angie is renowned for taking pride in every event, large or small, to ensure that a top quality service is provided. We will be there at every stage of your day ensuring that every detail is attended to allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy yourself with your guests. | 023 9246 5646

Are you paying too much for your utilities?
Let me introduce you to the great benefits of joining the Utility Warehouse Discount Club for Business. Membership gives you access to the best value utility services in the UK, and a host of money-saving member benefits. If you would like to save money, contact me, Nigel Farmer, for more information. | | 02392 000 700

Business in Hampshire
A Business Portal brought to you by Hampshire County Council with the aim of answering all your key questions about business and the economy in Hampshire. It includes details of their own services and those of other key business organisations. | | 0845 603 5638

Community Action Hampshire
The countywide support body for the voluntary and community sector. Community Action Hampshire is a Council for Voluntary Service and a Rural Community Council with over 50 years' experienceof working with and supporting Hampshire's voluntary and community organisations.
| | 01962 854971

Federation of Small Business Wessex
The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has over 200,000 members across 33 regions. In addition, Member Services is committed to delivering a wide range of high quality, good value business services to members of the FSB. Regional organiser: Christchurch Business Centre, Grange Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4JD
| | 01425 280080

Hampshire Ambassadors
The Hampshire Ambassadors scheme, run by Hampshire County Council, aims to stimulate investment and encourage business development in the county. There are over 1,200 Hampshire Ambassadors, who promote business and support the economy of Hampshire. | | 01962 845745

Hampshire Business Events
Sign up for e-alerts and discover what business events, training and networking clubs's are taking place near you. If you run events then get them listed on the site and promote them to a wider audience. | | 0787 6687741

Hampshire County Council
Visit the business section of the Hampshire County Council website to find local support, Hampshire business directory, Hampshire Ambassadors, support for rural businesses, economic facts & figures, Invest in Hampshire, find a business premises. The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ
| | 0845 603 5638

Hampshire Trading Standards
Hampshire Trading Standards can help you with guidance on how to comply with trading standards law. Our advice is freely available to all businesses operating in Hampshire. | | 01962 833620

Business Portal brought to you by Hampshire County Council with the aim of answering all your key questions about business and the economy in Hampshire. It includes not only their services but those of other key business organisations.
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Invest in Hampshire
Whether you are searching for the perfect property for your business, or just want to find out more about living and working in Hampshire, our team is happy to help. We’re passionate about Hampshire and our promise to you is a response to your enquiry within 24 hours.
| 01962 846876

Learning and Skills Council - Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
The Learning and Skills Council exists to make England better skilled and more competitive. We have a single goal: to improve the skills of England???s young people and adults to ensure we have a workforce of world-class standard.
| | 0845 019 4182

Organisation for Responsible Businesses (ORB)
ORB is a business membership organisation for businesses that want to stand out from the crowd: for businesses that believe ethics and values are important; for businesses that consider people and the environment in their business decisions. Being a member of ORB, using the Responsible Business Member logo and having an entry in the Responsible Business Directory is a great way to market your business and is an asset to any qualifying business. | | 01702 468387

The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was formed after the Government offered local areas the opportunity to take control of their future economic development. It is a locally-owned partnership between businesses and local authorities and plays a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs. | | 02392 688 924

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