How to Start a Business in Ampthill

How to Start a Business in Ampthill


If you run a business in Ampthill or if you are thinking of starting a new business in Ampthill 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.

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Recommended Local Partners:

Fast Accounting Services Limited

Fast Accounting Services Limited

We are a small accountancy firm based in Greenfield, Bedfordshire. We offer a comprehensive service, using language you can understand, and with a smile!

Fast Accounting Services Limited
MK45 9AJ
T: 01525717661

How to Start a Business in Bedfordshire

How to Start a Business in bedfordshireWe 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 Bedfordshire 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 Ampthill , it makes sense to use an accountant, web designer or printer based in Ampthill who is prepared to help small businesses or new business start ups.

Ampthill Business Advice & Support | Ampthill Accountants | Banking & Finance | Commercial Property | Business Law | Business Opportunities | Communications | Education & Training | Ampthill Graphic Design | Ampthill Networking Clubs | Online Marketing | Printers | Sales & Marketing | Ampthill Utilities | Ampthill Web Design | Ampthill 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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Ampthill Business Start-Up Contacts

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

Bedfordshire Green Business Network
The GBN membership represents business, industrial and commercial organisations of all types and sizes in Bedfordshire and surrounding counties. Works with its members to improve their business and environmental performance by adopting best practice.
| | 01234 241411

Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC) is the leading community development agency working across Bedfordshire, with a proven track record over more than 50 years.
| | 01234 838 771

Bedfordshire Trading Standards Service
Trading Standards & Registration Services, Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Sherfford, Beds SG17 5TQ
| | 0300 300 8064

Chamber of Commerce for Bedfordshire and Luton
The Chamber is the accredited Chamber of Commerce for Bedfordshire and Luton providing support and opportunities to the business community. We represent the interests and promote the competitiveness and growth of businesses by offering a range of services and benefits to our members. Membership to the Chamber opens up a wealth of free essential business information, advice and support.
| | 01582 522 448

Develop EBP
Education Business Partnership (EBP) provides a quality innovation and brokerage service to employers, schools, colleges, communities and volunteers who need help, support, advice and guidance. | | 01525 408 080

East of England Development Agency
EEDA supports over 100,000 businesses each year by providing high-quality support, information, advice and funding.
| | 01223 713900

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire
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: PO Box 7426, Milton Keynes, MK19 6WN
| | 01908 560 376

Learning and Skills Council - Bedfordshire and Luton
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 4160

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

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