If you are starting a business in Fleet, you have come to the right place!
Start Your Own Business in Fleet 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 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 Fleet 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. 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
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 Fleet who would love to help you.
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.
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.
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
Cloud9 Computer Services
Offering Cloud Based 21st Century Solutions to small and medium Businesses.
Reduce your IT Expenditure and Complexity. Increase your reliability and ease of use. It is time to move your systems into the Cloud.
Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, Vmware, HyperV, Unix, Linux, Novell, Apple OSX, MS Exchange
Complementary IT services & support that become a logical extension to your existing internal expertise. Covering Blackpool , Preston and the North West.
Onsite IT Services, upgrades and office moves all carried out by IT professionals.
Computer Maintenance, hosted Microsoft exchange, Office 365, Server Virtualisation, SharePoint online and more..
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 you'd be happy to have on your team? Why not judge for yourself by meeting us for a free initial consultation; it's the only way to find out and it won't 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.uk/digital-insight-booking
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.
Hart District Council (Business)
Whether you are starting up a business, developing your company or thinking of relocating to Hart, a number of services are available to help you. The Council have a wide range of information, guidance and support, all designed to help your business succeed. The Council has adopted an Economic Development Strategy and revised the Action Plan in October which set out the strategic direction for economic development in the District, with a focus on business and economic growth.
JJR Accounting Limited
We are a small and friendly Chartered Accountants practice established in 1980, and we still retain clients who have been with us since then.
We are based in Fleet in Hampshire, but can travel to surrounding North Hampshire and West Surrey areas, and we are happy to arrange evening visits or appointments if that is more convenient.
Existing clients are typically from Aldershot, Basingstoke, Camberley, Farnborough, Guildford, Woking, and all points in between. We also have clients around the UK, and in these days of the internet distance and communication need be no problem.
Our fees are sensible, and we regard ourselves as here to help. We offer fixed fees wherever possible.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Southend Business support
All businesses,whether pre-start, new or established have times where the resources available in house are not enough. What are the alternatives?
Struggle on and work until you can't do anymore?
Let things slip as you just don't have enough hours in your day?
Struggle to develop different ideas and strategies?
Turn away new business?
Not try to win new business until you have the time to do this?
There is another way - Outsource your projects to us to handle for you.
We can provide business support as ad-hoc sessions, monthly contracts or longer term agreements.
We also coach business owners, providing valuable support with a practical, independent and unbiased approach.
Southern Business Growth Network
SBGN is a not for profit CIC - a cluster of independent business owners who work together to support the development of new start-ups and existing small businesses within the Solent Region. The directors run their own businesses and come with a wealth of support, knowledge and contacts and their Trusted Partner network provide an even wider range of services as well as providing mentoring and coaching for businesses. SBGN partner with local agencies including Enterprise First, WSX Enterprise. Hampshire Chamber and FSB. The cluster is very active in the region with workshops, seminars and events promoting the idea of "Starting your own business".
Stallion Accountancy Services
Stallion Accountancy Services specialises in providing a full range of accounting and book keeping services to start ups throughout Essex and the South East.
As running small businesses can be a very time consuming process, meetings can always be arranged for the early morning, late evening or at the weekend so that you will come first.
The first meeting to discuss your requirements is obviously always free and can be arranged at our offices, at your place of work or some other convenient place to suit you.
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.
Fleet 4 Business
Fleet 4 Business is a Business Support Group that meets with the purpose of gaining new business contacts and clients. Come for a visit and see how being a member can benefit your business. During our weekly breakfast meetings, we network with other B2B businesses, promote what we do, share ideas and discuss common business problems, through being a group of trusted contacts all ultimately referring business to one another.
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
North Kent Enterprise Zone
The North Kent Enterprise Zone comprises five highly-accessible business sites across three locations in north Kent in close proximity to London.
Each aims to attract specialist businesses from sectors including Medical & Life Sciences, Engineering & Manufacturing and Creative & Digital Technologies. Occupier benefits include business rate discounts of up to £55,000 annually for five years.
Explore our three business locations in Ebbsfleet, Medway and Maidstone and how North Kent Enterprise Zone can help benefit and grow your business.
Add Your Business
By joining Fleet Rotary Business Partners local companies can gain from being associated with Rotary and demonstrate their commitment to their community