Start Your Own Business in Gosport

Starting 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 masses of free resources and the useful information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights local 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.

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Start Your Own Business In Gosport

Start Your Own Business In Gosport

Packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow your business successfully.

We have been running SYOB for over 15 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between success or failure.

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FREE Start-Up Guide

Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Gosport.

Start Your Own Business In Gosport
  1. Checklist - easy to follow step by step guide
  2. Local Support - where to find help and support
  3. Before you start - the reality of running a business
  4. Business planning - are you ready?
  5. Market research - is there a gap in the market?
  6. Business set-up - choosing the right structure
  7. Premises - work from home or premises?
  8. Finance & funding - your funding options
  9. Accountancy & tax - tax and VAT explained
  10. Business networking - tips and local groups
  11. Getting online - online marketing, social media
  12. Employing staff - how to find and recruit
  13. Law & insurance - the key considerations
  14. Business directory - useful contacts

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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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One-time registration required but this unlocks all of the free resources on the site.

FREE Start-Up Pack

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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

Key Contacts in Gosport

Useful Start-Up Resources

Here is a list of the key businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.

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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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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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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How can HR help your business move forward? Have You Ever Employed Someone You Wish You Hadn’t? If You Employ Staff From time to time you’ll have Human Resources issues. You would like the confidence and reassurance of knowing that you are legally compliant. That all of your HR policies and procedures are in place and that you are protected should problems arise. If You Have an HR Problem It clearly needs your immediate attention, but you are not sure of the best way to proceed. The way that will lead to the outcome you want, with the least cost and minimum disruption to your company. If You Run a Growing Company You need an experienced and professional Human Resources partner to whom you can outsource all of your HR responsibilities, without incurring the cost of a permanent staff member EXCELLENT SUPPORT Jim has worked with Fraser Freight for 5 years as our retained HR Adviser. In that time he has provided quality, professional support on the full range of Human resource issues form employing staff, managing performance and dealing with staff problems. He has been flexible in his approach, always giving advice based on the needs of the company. I would happily recommend him. If you are looking for HR support, you should speak to him.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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With years of experience and knowledge, the team at ClearHub specialises in finding the best quality Agile, Atlassian and DevOps contractors for businesses across the UK and around the world. Visit the website today to speak to the team about finding the right contractors to help your business.
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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
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

Start-Up Steps

The sad truth is that far too many new businesses start-ups fail in the early stages and our aim is to try and make sure that you are not one of them.

To help with this, we have broken down the start-up process into simple steps which highlight the things that have worked for other start-ups and the pitfalls that you need to avoid.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: How to Start a Business Step-by-Step

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