Start Your Own Business in East Riding Of Yorkshire

If you are starting a business in East Riding Of Yorkshire, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in East Riding Of Yorkshire 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.

Free start-up pack

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 and our free downlodable Start Your Own Business book.

Every year, over 400,000 people start a business in the UK and, apparently, at any one time, up to a fifth of the working population would like to join them. If this is you, we would love top help turn your dream into reality by sharing some of the information that you will need to make your venture a success.

Start Your Own Business In 2018

We have been helping new business start-ups for the past 18 years and this East Riding Of Yorkshire section has been in place since 2005. Accordingly, we have amassed an enormous amount of relevant useful start-up information which we are happy to share with you free of charge. This will enable you to learn from those who help start-ups and from the lessons learned by people, just like you, who have already set up on their own.

Local contacts

We hope that you find the site useful and wish you the very best of luck on your exciting journey. If you are unsure of where to start, can I suggest that you get a feel for what is going on locally by following the links on this page. They will give you an idea of what advice and support is available in the area. Also we have pages dedicated to networking, free advice, funding, and grants

If you would like to know the proven steps that can make the difference between business start-up success and failure, our popular FREE start-up pack contains a step-by-step guide, templates, factsheets and a copy of our unique business start-up map.

Alternatively, we have also created our own new business 99 point start-up checklist which will give you a clear overview of the key subjects which need to be mastered on your road to success

Start-Up Success

The sad truth is that too many new ventures do not even reach their first anniversary. However, the good news is that this does not have to be the case. Running your own business is not an easy option but many of the pitfalls can be avoided with some careful research and planning in the early stages. This site has been designed with the sole aim of increasing the survival rate locally by raising awareness of both the right and wrong ways of starting a new business and promoting the businesses and organisations in East Riding Of Yorkshire who would love to help you.

East Riding Of Yorkshire Locations Covered

Beverley  |  Bridlington  |  Brough  |  Cottingham  |  Driffield  |  East Riding Of Yorkshire  |  Goole  |  Hessle  |  Hornsea  |  Hull  |  Kingston Upon Hull  |  North Ferriby  |  Withernsea  | 

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 Book

Start Your Own Business In 2018
Start Your Own Business In 2018

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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East Riding Of Yorkshire Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the East Riding Of Yorkshire 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.

Aurawaves Ltd

We are Yorkshire Web Designers based near Bridlington and Filey, who concentrate on helping small, local business' reach their online goals. Are you tired of big business making it hard to trade and earn an honest living? We are too, because like you, we are a small business as well so we understand how hard it can be. We are lovers of good looking design and easy to use systems that help you improve sales and increase efficiency! WHAT WE DO We build & promote websites to improve sales and efficiency, allowing you to compete with big business online and show them that local business rules! We've come to realise that local, small business is so much better than big, faceless corporations and that's why we are on a quest to build websites and systems that don't cost the earth (small business, small price tag!) but help you compete online with big business! We know exactly how you feel and it's time for change! We are determined to help local business' in Yorkshire succeed online!

CBA Financials

Running your own business ? Snowed under with the paperwork ? We are specialists in providing quality financial services with outstanding support. Our expert personalised service can take care of all your bookkeeping and financial needs, quickly and efficiently. Why not contact us to see how we can handle the financial paperwork, leaving you to do what you do best... Run YOUR business.

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.

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.

The Acorn Fund

The Acorn Fund is a Delivery Partner for the Government Start Up Loan scheme and are happy to discuss your thoughts and ideas either over the phone, via email or by calling at our office. Contact Craig Simpson on 01482 324976 or email c.simpson@chamberacornfund.com. Chamber Acorn Fund (Humber) Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Business Services
Hosted by the council, the enterprise agency offers a range of business support services including, pre-start one to one advice, mentoring, growing your business, events and networking opportunities. Services are free to East Riding residents and businesses. Please call or visit the website for further details. 01482 381710

Goole Development Trust
Enterprise Agency delivering a range of services for SMEs and social enterprises from business support, mentoring and loans up to 50,000. All services are free to the user. 01405 766076

Humber LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The Humber LEP is a business-led partnership with education and four local authorities working together to promote and develop the area surrounding the Humber Estuary, and provide strategic economic leadership to create jobs and deliver growth. The Humber region is experiencing an economic, social, cultural and infrastructural renaissance and the LEP is at the forefront of driving growth and prosperity. To achieve these we focus on creating an infrastructure to support growth, supporting businesses to succeed anddeveloping a skilled workforce. 01482 485260

Sirius
Established since 1999, Sirius is a BIS registered Enterprise Agency, and also a fully accredited Community Development Finance Initiative. Based in Hedon, Sirius offers free advice and business loans for local people setting up a business in the area, or to expand an already successful business in Hull and the East Riding Of Yorkshire. 01482 890146


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