If you are starting a business in Fareham, you have come to the right place!
Start Your Own Business in Fareham 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
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 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.
We have been helping new business start-ups for the past 18 years and this Fareham 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.
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. The most popular subjects are
Advice and Support,
. Also, we have pages dedicated to:
Accountancy & Tax
Design & Branding
Education & Training
HR & Staff
Property & Working from Home
FREE Start-Up Book
Start Your Own Business In Hampshire
This free 180 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'!
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.
- Start-up checklist
- Step-by-step guide
- Business plan template
- Personal budget planner
- Cashflow forecast template
- Marketing plan template
- Guide to business networking
- Start-up map
- Web & SEO Checklist
- Start-up map
One-time registration required but this unlocks
all of the free resources on the site.
Fareham Local Contacts
If you can help new business start ups or
existing small businesses in the Fareham
area, we would love to promote you here free of charge.
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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.bizevents. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.
TEN REASONS TO USE BLUESTAR
Being a small business, we understand the needs and concerns of start up and small businesses. We hold your hand right through from concept to completion - consulting at every step.
2. Professional Advice
We keep up to date with developments - so you dont have to.....
3. Competitive Pricing
Clearly explained, clearly described quotes before work is started.
4. Ongoing Confidence
From a no-obligation quote through to a free 3 months support.
In the graphical presentation and in the text used. Attracting customers to your website and motivating them to act on what they see.
6. Cutting the Jargon
If you dont know a terrabyte from a terrier - no problem, we explain in clear language.
7. Close at Hand
We are always there for you......
8. Knowledge and Experience
We have been building websites and connecting people for over 10 years, keeping up with developments as and when they appear.
9. A Total Service
We can start by registering your domain name and setting up your hosting and email accounts, if you do not already have them. Then we take you through the whole process of getting your website up and working for you.
From a 1 page web presence to an Online shop we can guide you through the whole process. We have even developed our own software that works on most laptops and computers so that you can turn it into an EPOS (Till) system and link it to your online shop.
10. Our Aims
Working mainly for Start Ups and Small Businesses (SMEs) we want you to achieve a clear, meaningful and reliable website which is affordable and shows excellent return on your investment. Something that can grow with your business and keep up to date with new developments as they happen.
THOSE ARE OUR PRINCIPLES
ANY QUESTIONS? - You can be sure of clear professional impartial advice.
BNI is a professional organisation that allows only one person from each trade or profession to join a chapter. With over 7,800 chapters, and 211,000 members, it is the most successful business referral organisation in the world and has been for over 32 years. Once you have joined, there is no conflict in passing leads, and none of your competitors can participate!
Here is what some of our members say:
“I was amazed to make my annual membership fee back within a month of joining BNI” HR, Southampton
“17 years of BNI membership and I am still getting 55% of my business from it” Accountant, Fleet
“A member from BNI in New Zealand contacted me to do some work for them on a house in Havant they had been left and wanted to sell. It turned in to 10 more referrals for my fellow members” Gardening Company, Romsey
When starting my own business, I missed the support I used to get from my employer and colleagues. My BNI Chapter are now like my family - they motivate, inspire, encourage and challenge me. Therapist, Fareham
Call the Navigator
Your One Stop Shop for Business Support
The service supports businesses based in the Solent LEP area and signposts businesses to relevant support options available to them.
Whether this is training, marketing, premises, funding, mentoring or something completely different the Navigators can help.
The service is completely free and is on hand to guide you through the complexity of support options available.
Let us do the hard work for you and Call the Navigator
01329 820 898
Connor Fowler Design Services
Im a graphic designer from the south coast of England who specialises in logos, branding and typography. I also have experience in creating a brand image, marketing and promotion for both corporate and creative clients and have previously run my own clothing brand using these skills. I am proficient in digital design packages such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw.
I feel I can provide a service to start up businesses to aid them in creating a brand image that will help them succeed in the open market.
I hope to hear back from you and look forward to the potential partnership there may be between us.
We are an established local firm of accountants who have served the small business community in Hampshire and the surrounds for many years.
We deal exclusively with start up and young, growing businesses and have over 100 years of combined experience in this field. Consequently, we have little doubt that you will conclude we know all there is to know when it comes to providing sound advice and services to new entrepreneurs covering bookkeeping, accounting, business tax, company tax, VAT, payroll and all other relevant financial and corporate matters.
What neither you or we know though is the most important thing of all - are we the type of people and personalities youd be happy to have on your team? Why not judge for yourself by meeting us for a free initial consultation; its the only way to find out and it wont cost you anything!
Digital House Marketing & Design Agency
A House Full Of Digital Marketing Experts….
Here at Digital House, we all love digital marketing! We’re passionate about doing it better than anyone else. With Digital House you don’t just get a design agency, you get a whole team of digital experts supporting the growth of your business in the right direction.
We understand your business with a passion.
Our team are dedicated to our promise of delivering an increase of enquiries and to building your business to the next level.
The combination of our expertise and the way we work is what sets us apart from others.
We’re refreshingly honest and our customers stay with us because they want to – we have no tie-in clauses.
Based in Tadley near Basingstoke, covering North Hampshire.
Free Digital Insight Workshop
Free digital insight workshop to get more from digital marketing.
We take the mist away from what is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), AdWords, Social Media, E-Newsletters, Google Maps and Google My Business, giving you plenty of tips on how to make digital marketing work for you.
Venue: Our offices at Heath End House, Tadley, RG26 3SD
Book now: http:www.digitalhousemd.co.ukdigital-insight-booking
Starting up your own business?
Would you like some free support?
Since 1981 Enterprise has been helping people start their own companies and develop their existing businesses. As a not for profit company with sponsorship from the public and private sectors we can offer free support and funding guidance.
We are also a member of the National Enterprise Network. Free, confidential, and independent advice is provided from our team of experienced accredited business advisers.
Contact us on 0845 458 7535 or e-mail us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to discuss your idea with one of our advisers. This is completely free of charge and without any obligation.
You can find our more at: http:www.enterprisefirst.co.uk
Enterprise First are the Virgin StartUp loan delivery partner for the South East. If you are looking for finance to start your business then a start-up loan of
Fareham Enterprise Centre
Ideally located within a mile of Fareham town centre, and with ample free car parking, Fareham Enterprise Centre offers flexible managed office space and workshop units to meet your needs.
With 30 units in total, comprising of 18 workshops and 12 offices, the centre is suitable for a wide range of businesses. We offer business support and advice where needed and encourage our tenants to network and connect for even more business opportunities.
The centre also has the benefit of a full time receptionist to ‘meet and greet’; a meeting room which can accommodate up to 20 delegates; Internet access and a central cafe, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks.
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, Fareham Enterprise Centre is the ideal place for your growing business, so call or email us to discuss your business today:
Enterprise First offer office space or workshop rental from as little as £399 per month (excluding VAT).
Licence fees are inclusive of:
- The Central Reception
- Rates (Non-domestic, Water & Sewerage)
- Buildings Insurance, External Repairs & Maintenance
- Cleaning & Maintenance of the Common Areas
- Waste Disposal
FLEXIBLE OFFICE SPACE WITH ADVICE & SUPPORT FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Fareham Enterprise Centre, Hackett Way, Fareham, Hampshire PO14 1TH
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.
Hampshire Chamber of Commerce
Hampshire Chamber is a business support organisation. We assist businesses raise their profile, get connected to new customers and contacts, keep them up to date with relevant business information and are a voice for the business community at local and national Government level. We organise over 100 events ranging from speed networking, breakfast briefings on economic issues, behind the scenes visits, and workshops that enhance your skills. Call us for chat or have a look at our website.
Inspiring Enterprise helps unemployed people and graduates in North Hampshire and South West Surrey develop the skills and confidence they need to build their own business or social enterprise.
We understand that starting a business or community enterprise isn’t for everyone. But we also know there are people out there who just need a chance and have what it takes to make a success of their own life or change the lives of those around them.
Being a socially funded project, we are required to have a few criteria for the people and projects that can receive our support.
With more than 20 years’ experience as a Marketer, mostly in small and not-for-profit organisations, Claire prides herself on having a very practical approach to marketing strategy and planning. Since taking the decision to work freelance, Claire has worked alongside clients to – amongst other things – conduct marketing audits, plan new ventures and raise social media profiles.
Claire is happy to work on a retainer, project or day-by-day basis, to fit around a clients’ needs. She will also offer a free initial consultation to help scope the possibilities.
“I tend to find most of the clients I work with have come to the conclusion that they might need some marketing but don’t know where to start; that’s where I come in!” Claire says. “I love to be useful and it gives me a real buzz when I can make a difference.”
Claire also has an address book full of specialist contacts, so if you need to call in a web-designer, photographer or printer, she will be able to make some recommendations.
Claire is a History & Politics graduate who achieved the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Postgraduate Diploma in 2001. She is a Chartered Marketer.
Get in touch with Claire by email: email@example.com or phone: 07957 28811, or follow her on Twitter @MinervaMkting
Do you have a business idea and passion that you want to turn into a reality?
Are you currently self employed and need to update your knowledge about running your business?
Radian EST invite you to ‘Go Your Own Way’!
See our website for more details.
Solent Growth Hub
The Solent Growth Hub offers businesses in the Solent LEP area simplified access to a range of information, advice and support services provided nationally and locally. Helping individuals, organisations and businesses - from start-ups to established operations to find funding, support initiatives and services that can best help them achieve their growth potential.
FSB Wessex 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: Neil Eames Development Manager Neil.Eames@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.
Hampshire County Council
Visit the business section of the Hampshire County Council website to find local support, Hampshire business directory, Hampshire Ambassadors, support for rural businesses, economic facts & figures, Invest in Hampshire, find a business premises. The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ 0845 603 5638
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Network Pompey Business Club - Network My Club
Powered by Portsmouth FCs Business Club Partner, Network My Club, Network Pompey offers quality monthly networking in Portsmouth, a host of exciting benefits to members, and the opportunity to showcase their business at Fratton Park.
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