How to Start a Business in Scunthorpe

How to Start a Business in Scunthorpe


If you run a business in Scunthorpe or if you are thinking of starting a new business in Scunthorpe 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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How to Start a Business in 2013

How to Start a Business in 2013We 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.

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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 Scunthorpe , it makes sense to use an accountant, web designer or printer based in Scunthorpe who is prepared to help small businesses or new business start ups.

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

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

Complete online guide to Scunthorpe, our free business directory, search for jobs and cars, and a community section to add your events for free. | | 7535689266

Complete guide to Scunthorpe, free to add business directory, search for jobs, car, classifieds and hotels and restaurants. | | 7427193319

Economic Regeneration Department
Lincolnshire County Council provides a variety of services to all types of business - from start-ups to large established enterprises. Economic Regeneration team can help with issues such as funding, advice, research and premises. Trading Standards service can offer assistance in areas such as licensing and consumer advice. Lincolnshire County Council, Beech House, Witham Park, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 7JH | | 01522 550555

Federation of Small Business Lincoln
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 office: 1 Henley Way,Doddington Road, Lincoln,LN6 3QR
| | 01522 688070

Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce
The objectives of the Chamber are to promote and encourage commerce, industry and shipping in the Humber region and to protect and serve the interests of our Members locally, regionally and nationally. The Chamber has 1500 direct Members and 400 affiliates, of all types and nature of business. The area covered is the Humber region - North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. We represent a more diverse cross-section of companies than any other business organisation, including a high proportion of the region???s largest companies. We also have a number of Members based further afield who take advantage of the benefits the Chamber offers. The Chamber has offices in Grimsby and Hull. | | 01482 324 976

Humber Business
Business news from Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe. is only website in the area that brings together the comprehensive daily business coverage of some of the biggest newspapers in the region - Grimsby Telegraph, Hull Daily Mail and Scunthorpe Telegraph. | | 01472 372249

Humber EBP
The Humber EBP (Education Business Partnership) provides an important service linking education and business across the four Local Authorities of the Humber Sub Region which includes the East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. | | 01482 391 630

Learning and Skills Council - Lincolnshire and Rutland
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 4178

Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Lincolnshire Chamber exists to link together members from the business and wider community for the purpose of: Representing members across Lincolnshire at local, regional and national level on matters concerning trade, commerce and industry and lobbying. Lobbying local, regional and national opinion formers on matters affecting Chamber members. Promoting the buying and selling of goods and services and beneficial contacts between members. Facilitating networking, forums and events to enable members to exchange ideas, information, views and business practice. Informing members of what is happening of importance in the business community both locally and nationally. Working with members and other partners to promote trade and commerce and industry outside of the UK. Finding ways to save you money on your bills.
| | 01522 523 333

Lincolnshire Enterprise
Lincolnshire Enterprise is an independent, business led partnership between the private sector, local authorities, public bodies, voluntary and community groups across Lincolnshire.
| | 01522 852 390

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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