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How to Start a Business in Gosport

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How to Start a Business in Gosport

Starting a business in Gosport

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

Start Your Own Business in Gosport 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 Gosport since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in Gosport

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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Free Startup Guide

Start Your Own Business In Gosport
Download the 2022 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes all of the most important subjects covered in an easy to read way.

The idea of starting your own business can be incredibly exciting and who can blame you for being tempted?

However, the sad truth is that far too many new enterprises fail in the early stages. Our aim is to make sure that you don’t become one of them.

This guide explains the key start-up subjects in simple English.

There is also plenty of help available in the area and much of it is free - please do make the most of it.

Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.
Starting a business in Gosport

Key Contacts in Gosport

'You don't know what you don't know' is a phrase that is so applicable to starting a new business.

Gosport 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.

Accountancy

TaxAssist Accountants
TaxAssist Accountants Gosport and Fareham is a local accountants practice based in Gosport. We service not only from Gosport but also; Lee-on-the-Solent, Stubbington, Fareham and Wickham. We provide a wide range of accountancy services including tax returns, annual accounts, payroll and bookkeeping. Our team has a wealth of experience and skills to assist our clients, Lynn Adams-Ahern, the senior partner and owner, and has over 30 years experience working for four of the top 10 accountancy firms. We have a diverse range of small businesses including start-ups, sole traders, limited companies and landlords who operate in many industries and specialise in start up businesses. TaxAssist Gosport and Fareham offer clients a personal service, and with our wealth of experience and skills our clients benefit from our core accountancy services as well as other additional services which help clients build their business and gain good contacts locally.
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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

Invest in Gosport
Invest in Gosport is Gosport Borough Council’s website for start-up, expanding and relocating businesses; plus investors and developers. It is a first-stop shop for information on - the advice and support available to all businesses in the Gosport local authority area - starting, growing and relocating a business - business regulations administered by Gosport Borough Council - known available commercial premises and land - key sites and developments in Gosport It also hosts the council’s Gosport Business Directory that is free to access and register on to help facilitate business to business activity in Gosport.
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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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Networking

Gosport Informal Networking (GIN)
Do you run a business is Gosport, or are you thinking of setting up? Come along to our FREE business networking club at The Boat House Cafe in Gosport Marina (with FREE parking). We are an informal group, keen to meet with like minded business owners to share and support the local area. The events are held every 8 weeks and are FREE to attend.
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Main Sponsor

Gosport Borough Council
Gosport Borough Council is keen to encourage more business start-ups in Gosport to help increase the number of businesses and job opportunities in our town. It also wants its resident entrepreneurs to take up the available business advice and support and to utilise local professional services to help sustain and grow their businesses. Therefore the council is pleased to be a partner in the production of this Gosport edition of the Start Your Own Business guide.
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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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Directory

Basingstoke MOT & Servicing Centre
The Basingstoke MOT and Servicing Centre is an Authorised Testing Facility providing a full range of services to cover your vehicle needs including servicing and repairs.
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Property

Basepoint Business Centre (Gosport)
Basepoint Business Centres provide a wide range of high quality workspaces to let, including offices, workshops and studios. With Centres across the south of the UK, Midlands, East Anglia and Wales in 32 locations and growing, we have space suitable for almost every business use imaginable; with very flexible easy-in and easy-out terms. And if you don’t need dedicated office space, we also provide virtual offices with postal address, local telephone number and call answering. All of our Centres also host serviced meeting rooms bookable by the hour. Basepoint Gosport is the perfect choice for new businesses, providing you with access to incubator suites with fully equipped workstations for start-ups as well as superfast broadband, free parking, an on-site Management team, IT support, mail and phone facilities and 247 online business support. Basepoint Gosport also benefits from a newly refurbished meeting area and meeting rooms with the latest presentation technology including Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Basepoint Gosport is prominently located on the A32 Fareham Road, between Gosport and Fareham, with easy access to both towns, as well as J11 of the M27.
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Law

Insight legal
With a commitment to delivering a first class level of customer service at the forefront of everything they do, Insight Legal provide high quality software to legal firms of all sizes. Used by professionals throughout the country, the software makes a genuine difference to a solicitors working life, streamlining processes and cutting down on costs. Find out more here.
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Web design

Web Design Hampshire
Web Design Hampshire, Gethyn Jones. Professional, inexpensive web design and web development - websites that are individually built and not off the template conveyor belt. 98% of my sites are on the first page of a Google search. All websites are fully optimised in house and at no extra cost and are designed for businesses of all sizes.
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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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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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