Start Your Own Business in Cambridgeshire

If you are starting a business in Cambridgeshire, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Cambridgeshire contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help you get your new venture off the ground. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

Everything that you will find on the site is free or very low cost and includes our free start-up pack, a series of factsheets which cover all of the key considerations, relevant templates, links to other useful resources across the world and our own series of Start Your Own Business books.

Free Local Resources

Local resources and contacts sorted by classification

Here you will find a collection of FREE resources defined by topic as well as the contact details for many local businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.

Accountancy & Tax | Bookkeeping | Business Advice | Business Funding | Business Grants | Business Networking | Business Opportunities | Commercial Law | Communications | Design & Branding | Education & Training | HR & Staff | Insurance | I.T. | Marketing | Mentoring | Office Services | Online Marketing | Photography | Print | Property & Working from Home | Web Design

FREE Start Your Own Business Book - 2018

Start Your Own Business In 2017
Start Your Own Business In 2017

This free 150 page book is packed with start-up information and contact details designed to help you start your business successfully.

We have been running SYOB for over 10 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between start-up success or failure.

Starting a business is easy but keeping it going and making a profit is a completely different proposition. The good news is that there are tried and tested 'rules' which have consistently proved to work.

As the old addage says 'you don't know what you don't know'!

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FREE Start-Up Pack

Our FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.


  1. Start-up checklist
  2. Step-by-step guide
  3. Business plan template
  4. Personal budget planner
  5. Cashflow forecast template
  6. Marketing plan template
  7. Guide to business networking
  8. Start-up map
  9. Web & SEO Checklist
  10. Start-up map

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Contents:
The key important dates, legal and HMRC requirements; a simple to follow step-by-step guide; relevant fact-sheets; business plan, cash flow forecast, personal survival budget and marketing plan templates; our own very popular start-up map; contents of our Start Your Own Business CD-Rom; and a Powerpoint presentation to accompany the business plan.

Cambridgeshire Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Cambridgeshire area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

4Networking

4 great reasons to be part of 4Networking 1. Flexibility and reach 4N gives you access to a unique joined-up national business network. Our ‘Passport membership’ lets you choose from 5000+ 4Networking events each year. We have groups in most major towns and cities in the UK. Use your Passport to network locally, regionally and even nationally. Choose from Breakfast, Lunch and Evening meetings + join the UK’s fastest growing Facebook business group - just search on Facebook for ‘4Networking Community’. 2. A stream of business appointments Bypass gatekeepers by having three 10-minute 1-2-1s at every 4N meeting, with people you choose. Also use 1-2-1s to find trusted suppliers. 1-2-1s are one of the key elements in our relaxed yet productive meeting format, which is tried, tested and loved by our members. 3. Relaxed, fun and friendly networking At 4N, it’s easy to just be yourself. At our meetings and online we’ve created an unstuffy environment. The cornerstone of 4N’s ethos is Meet>Like>Know>Trust, as it’s the best way to gain customers, collaborations and suppliers. If this sounds like your kind of place, then become part of the 4N community. 4. A platform to demonstrate your expertise We give you so many ways to raise your profile and establish yourself as the go-to person in your field. In the room and online, being able to offer ‘4Sight’ presentations can gain you a massive audience. Plus of course, you and your business benefit from other 4N members’ advice and help. Established for over 11 years, 4Networking is helping thousands of business owners to grow their businesses. It’s business networking the British way. Register at www.4networking.biz (it takes 2 minutes) and then you can book your first meeting, to see how 4N will work for you. Browse our list of meetings here: www.4networking.biz/events. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

Emma Read | Freelance Virtual Assistant

Providing office support and administration including word processing, business correspondence, database creation and management, spreadsheet design, data analysis, internet research, proof-reading, editing, document formatting, page layout, writing user and training guides and much, much more... NO employee tax, national insurance, holiday pay or sick pay NO recruitment or agency fees NO office space or equipment needed NO long term commitment Just office support when you need it... Freeing up your time to focus on your business while I complete your administrative tasks.

Finley Design

We are not your typical website design agency, we deliver cost effective, professional websites for small businesses, startups and Ecommerce clients across the UK. A multi skilled web design agency based in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire with clients large and small across the UK. We are passionate about what we do and produce websites that deliver results from the start. We offer professional digital marketing solutions to growing companies that exceeds our clients expectations on service and results.

FSB - Special Start-Up Membership

The FSB Business Creation package has been specially designed for those looking to start up, or have recently started a small business. Tailored benefits will help you get your business off the ground and we’ll be with you each step of the way. Join today for £129.

GetStarted UK

Small business startup packages tailored to you and your business. Save time, money and hassle and focus on your core business. Here at GetStarted UK we understand that starting a new business can be an exciting but challenging time. We provide help and support to new startup businesses across the UK and, after an initial FREE consultation, we tailor a package of startup services specifically for you and your business. A typical £349 package includes: - Logo Design - Website - 5x page starter site - 500x Business Cards - Designed & Printed - 1000x Leaflets - Designed & Printed - Letterheads - Designed - Social Media Setup - Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn - Personalised Emails & Signatures - Business Directory Listings - Virtual Landline Setup - One month free - Limited Company Setup - Business Bank Setup - Accountancy Consultation & Setup - Business Funding Advice - Legal Consultation - Business Insurance Quote - Card Processing Advice & Setup

Prime Position Marketing Ltd

Prime Position Marketing are an online advertising and marketing company whose services are perfect for companies without dedicated marketing personnel and no time to spend on promoting themselves or looking after their websites, but want to get their products and services found online in a cost effective way and successful way.

Start Up Britain

StartUp Britain is a campaign by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. They offer inspiration, resources and guidance to help people start and grow their own business.

Treefrog Web Design

Treefrog Web Design, based in Ely, Cambridgeshire, specialises in modern, clean, eye-catching, easy-to-navigate websites. We pride ourselves on our unique and original designs, avoiding the 'template'-style sites that lack individuality and identity. We create our designs according to each client's individual needs, aims and subject matter, whether it's snakes or snowboards, property or politicians. We optimise all our sites for search engines, and can maintain/update the sites for you or build them so that you can do this yourself.

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce
Cambridge has a vibrant and innovative economy and the Cambridge & South Cambs Chamber Committee works hard to ensure that the needs and concerns of SMEs are reflected in the local and regional decision-making processes. Address: Enterprise House,The Vision Park,Histon,Cambridge,CB24 9ZR 01223 237 414

Carol H Scott HR and Business Consulting Ltd
Carol H Scott is a pragmatic and proactive CIPD qualified HR and business professional, with a sound knowledge of employment law and over 25 years generalist experience gained across diverse organisations including blue chip multinational, equestrian competition centre, call centre, Charity, manufacturing, scientific, transport, care home, nursery, electronics, retailing, wholesaling, and national governing body of sport. Carol has a practical 07850 185906

FSB Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire
FSB Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area. Contact: Caron Kendall Development Manager Caron.Kendall@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.

Greater Cambridge & Greater Peterborough LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
GCGP aims to drive forward sustainable economic growth in its area - with local business, education providers, the third sector and the public sector working together to achieve this. 01480 277180

Nwes
Nwes deliver a range of business advice, training workshops, start up loans and innovation grants in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Most advice and workshop services are free. Modern Business premises on easy in easy out terms available. Nwes also offer Growth Vouchers throughout London. Call or visit the website to start developing and growing your business. 0845 6099991

Start Up Funding

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