Start Your Own Business in Devon 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.
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
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'!Download Now
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...
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Business West is one of the most influential independent business leadership organisations in the UK, representing and working with over 18,000 businesses across the South West. 01275 373373
Business West Chambers of Commerce
We are one of the most influential independent business leadership organisations in the UK, representing and working with over 18,000 businesses across the South West. Address: Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh, BS8 3RA 01275 373 373
FSB Devon 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: Susan Wilkinson Development Manager Susan.Wilkinson@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.
Heart of the South West LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) was formed under the leadership of the private sector supported by the local authorities from Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay to create a powerful economic alliance. Its objectives are to create new jobs, raise productivity levels and increase average wages. 01935 385977
Marketing Evolved Ltd
Marketing Evolved is a leading business to business marketing list owner with over 40 years' experience supplying Business to Business Lists to brokers and end users. Our Business to Business data is telephone researched and cleansed by our growing network of UK call centres and telemarketing partners. Our B2B file consists of over 800,000 UK businesses, all of which are head office or single site locations. Each record comes with up to six key contacts covering: Senior, IT, Finance, Sales & Marketing, HR and Procurement decision making roles. We charge a simple flat rate per site, with no selection, delivery, or output fees, and we have no minimum order. All of our data is backed by a 100% money back guarantee which also covers emails. Using our business to business data for email, telephone or direct mail campaigns is a simple, cost effective way to help grow your sales pipeline. Our B2B lists are totally tailored to your individual needs meaning you get the most from your marketing budget and maximise your ROI. Marketing Evolved can provide a list of email addresses for the people you need to target to market your business. Well known as a leading UK mailing list provider, you should get in touch with us today if you wish to buy a mailing list, email list or b2b list. As a new start up business we will provide you with a 25% discount off your first purchase to help grow your customer base. Please contact Jenny on 01392 422538. 01392 422538
North Devon +
We specialise in providing services that cover everything from Training & Workshops through to Creative & Digital Services. 01237 426426
North Devon Plus
North Devon+ is a new organisation which heralds a fresh approach to economic development, community and social regeneration across North Devon and Torridge. North Devon+ is a not-for-profit membership organisation which was formed in April 2008. It saw the amalgamation of 3 great local organisations; North Devon Marketing Bureau, North Devon & Exmoor Regeneration Company, and North Devon Enterprise Agency. 01237 426426
West Devon Business Information Point
West Devon Business Information Point is a Local Enterprise Agency and has been operating as a source of information and advice for businesses since September 1993. It is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee and a member of the National Federation of Enterprise Agencies. The function of WDBIP is to assist businesses with their development and sustainability, helping to improve their competitiveness, leading to increased profitability and employment. 01837 659 059
West Devon Business Information Point Limited
Business Information Point have been providing tailored, small business advice in Devon and Somerset for over 20 years. During that time we've helped literally thousands of people start and grow their own business by providing free or heavily subsidised, high quality support and advice. 01837 659 059
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