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Start Your Own Business in Fareham

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Start Your Own Business in Fareham

If you are thinking about starting a business in Fareham or would like to grow your existing business, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Fareham contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Fareham since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in Fareham

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There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.

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Key Contacts in Fareham

'You don't know what you don't know' is a phrase that is so applicable to starting a new business. Fareham is a great place for start-ups but your chances of success are dramatically improved if you make the most of the support that is available locally. Click on logos to visit their websites.

Advice

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.
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Accountancy

Oaktree Accountants Limited
Oaktree Accountants Ltd are a thriving local firm catering to the accountancy, taxation, payroll and advisory needs for businesses and individuals across Hampshire and the surrounding counties. With our excellent eye for detail, you can spend more time doing what you do best, run your business. Founded in 2003, Oaktree was built by our directors Sarah Robinson and Lucy Macginnis, who envisioned accounting without the jargon. They pictured a fresh, friendly and informal approach to accountancy which, in 2019, continues to put our clients at ease. We boast a diverse clientele of all shapes, sizes and industries, from young families to retired couples, from start-ups and sole traders through to partnerships and well-established limited companies. We pride ourselves on ensuring every client receives the upmost trust-worthy and professional advice tailored to their individual needs and their developing business goals. Working closely with the directors, our team strive to empower our clients and strengthen their confidence in running their business. We are committed to looking beyond the numbers so we can find them the best possible opportunities and give specialised business advice based on their accounts and projections. With our clients at the forefront of what we do, client satisfaction is integral to our work. Oaktree Accountants Ltd offer a friendly and welcoming service combined with a wealth of experience and extensive skillset to offer not just accountancy but advisory services. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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Advice

Inspiring Enterprise
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.
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Property

The Incuhive Space
IncuHive Spaces are the place to be for start-up and small businesses. We offer an everything under one roof approach, virtual offices and desk space rental to private offices, photo studios, in house accountants to web developers and legal experts! Join a like minded supportive community of business people! IncuHive Spaces offer business incubation and co-working centres with a creative twist, providing mentoring, investment, office space, networking and a whole host more. IncuHive Spaces are open to an unrestrained demographic, IncuHive seeks to launch the next generation of businesses across all spectrums and backgrounds. College leavers, University students and graduates or those already in the workplace looking for a change of direction; IncuHive is open to everyone. IncuHive provides a range of services to help kick start a business into profitability, from basic one to one mentoring to complete investment acceleration programs. Alongside, the start-ups can take advantage of our in-house accounting, payroll, legal, web development and much more at affordable prices exclusive to IncuHive clients. IncuHive is a business incubator at heart, although we provide a range of affordable offices space for rental to anyone interested. This said, our aim is not to fill rooms with clients, but to create a diverse and innovative business community. This is the real benefit from working in IncuHive; the buzz and excitement of the people around you. As is often said, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and we have the mix of people who will really help launch and push your business to the next level. We look forward to welcoming you to a space near you! Chandler's Ford Unit 7, Mayflower Close, Chandler's Ford Industrial Estate, SO53 4AR Southampton IncuHive Space, 182 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2BY Winchester Westgate Chambers, Staple Gardens, Winchester, SO23 8SR Basingstoke 8 Church Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7QE New Milton IncuHive - 31-33 Compton Road, New Milton BH25 6EQ
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Networking

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.
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Property

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
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Online Marketing

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
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Design

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. Regards, Connor Fowler 07811459502
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Design

The Art of Communication
Today we live in a brand conscious world and it is more important than ever to make a good and lasting impression. We all make split second assumptions based on conditioned perceptions and these influence how we see things and respond to them, often on a subconscious level. Your business gets just one chance to create a first impression and of course you want it to be a good one. If your logo looks amateurish or your branding confused why would a potential customer assume that you run your business any differently? First impressions count and affect the response of your potential customers. Branding is all about influencing choice! I work to create a brand with the right visual representation of your vision and who you are as a company and with the brand applications very much taken into account so that your logo will work across all mediums. I work with two main clients — SME businesses that need a brand strategy, rebrand or refresh, and start-up businesses.
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Web design

BlueStar
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. 5. Creative 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.
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Web design

Big Rocket
Big Rocket is a leading Web Design & Branding Agency that takes businesses to infinity and beyond. With over 10 years of experience, we are experts in taking brands to a happier, more profitable place. Big Rocket are experts in Web Design & Development, SEO, Digital Marketing E-Commerce and Branding.
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Networking

FSB Wessex
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
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Directories

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
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Networking

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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