Start Your Own Business in Cheshire 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.
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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.
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This free 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.
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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.
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.
We try to keep our eyes open for useful and interesting news stories and useful resources which could help if you are starting up or running a small business. Hopefully, this will save you the time and trouble! The latest additions are...
Blue Orchid is one of the largest providers of FREE Business Start Up and Growth Support in the UK. Whether you're looking to start your first business or want to boost an existing venture we're here to help you plan, launch and grow. 0161 485 4949
Business & Enterprise Trust
With over 30 years' service to SME's, The Trust, a Quality Assured Company, provides business advice and support to new and developing businesses across the North West. We offer one to one advice in strategic and business planning, marketing, finance and assistance with applications for loan and grant funds to SME's and Social Enterprises and introductions to local networks. We are a Delivery Partner for the Start Up Loan and Ready for Business programmes. 01254 600625
Cheshire & Warrington LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The LEP aims to make Cheshire and Warrington the best place to do business in the UK - the ideal environment for businesses to grow: access to the right skills; supportive and efficient public services; effective infrastructure and utilities; and a beautiful part of the country for people to enjoy. 01606 812280
FSB Manchester & North Cheshire
FSB Manchester & North Cheshire 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: Robert Downes Development Manager Robert.Downes@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.
FSB Merseyside, West Cheshire & Wigan
FSB Merseyside, West Cheshire & Wigan 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: Phil McCabe Development Manager Phil.McCabe@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.
South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry
The chamber keeps your business informed about local business news through mediums such as e-newsletter, magazine, mails shots and the chamber's community. The chamber staff are also able to answer your query or point you in the right direction. Address: South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Lyme Building, Westmere Drive, Crewe Business Park, Crewe, CW1 6ZD 01270 504700
West Cheshire & N Wales Chamber of Commerce
West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce is the leading organisation representing the business community across the whole of West Cheshire and North Wales. As an independent, not for profit organisation, our objectives remain clear: to promote and encourage business for our members and others regionally, nationally and internationally to improve commercial growth and prosperity. Address: West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber of Commerce, Riverside Innovation Centre, Castle Drive, Chester, CH1 1SL 01244 669988
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