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How to Start a Business in Horsham

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How to Start a Business in Horsham

Starting a business in Horsham

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

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

Starting a business in Horsham

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 2021
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.

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Starting a business in Horsham

Key Contacts in Horsham

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

Horsham 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.

Marketing

Tipton Marketing
Tipton Marketing & PR offers a fresh look at your marketing through inspirational ideas supported with solid expertise. Be it a full marketing strategy or a simple digital campaign I am able to work flexibly either alongside you or your marketing team providing bespoke consultancy support so you have an expert on hand as and when you need them. My aim is to absorb myself into your business and bring innovative ideas into your existing plans or create new, exciting ways of promoting your business but ultimately ensure that your results are targeted and achieve what you need. With excellent contacts throughout the business network I always ensure my clients are given 110% in everything we do and that together we achieve the outstanding results that every business requires in todays competitive marketplace, take a look at my client base and testimonials for reassurance! My work includes Marketing Strategy, Digital & Content Marketing, Public Relations, New Business Development, Training and Event Management. So, whether your business needs a full marketing & PR strategy put in place or just a little bit of marketing support every now and then, please do get in touch and lets see how we can work together to move your business forward.
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IT

Netko It Solutions
Netko IT Solutions are a Managed Service Provider specialising in providing IT support to small and medium sized businesses. We pride ourselves on our proactive approach with 247 device monitoring and scheduled, proactive site visits forming the backbone of what we do. We believe that IT Support is more than just hardware and software, it is about people, and making sure IT works for them. Whether your business consists only of you, or you have a team of 50, our managed IT support and solutions are tailored to suit your needs. For more details on how we can help you get more from your IT, please get in touch.
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Design

KyDesign
I am a graphic designer based in West Sussex. I have a great passion for graphic design and would like to express that by helping other with my skills. KyDesign is a freelance design company specialising in graphic design. KyDesign has designed work for many business. We provide; Logo Design, Posters & Print Material, Packaging Design, Branding, Advertisements,Webgraphics and More.
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Tradeskills 4U
Trade Skills 4U provide electrical training courses and qualifications for beginners and experienced electricians, with training centres around the UK and online learning options available. From apprenticeships and entry-level training to upskilling opportunities, their accredited courses are designed for all skill levels. Get in touch to book today.
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Advice

Enterprise Exchange
Enterprise Exchange specialise in helping people with additional barriers become self employed or start a business to transform their lives. We have a wealth of experience – not just providing business support, but also helping to build the confidence and self esteem of our clients. We are very aware that mainstream business support is either too expensive or not fit for purpose for our client group. Our business coaches and mentors understand the barriers that our clients face and use tried and tested techniques to help them overcome challenges. We work with offenders, ex offenders, long term unemployed and others who have experienced barriers to starting their own business. We also run enterprise programs for young people, have a dedicated women’s business adviser and a unique management development program for corporate clients.
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Compass Pools UK
Compass Pools is part of the Waterstream Group, designers, suppliers and installers of luxury swimming pools. Specialising in ceramic composite one-piece pools, the team transforms properties around the UK.
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Property

Apple clean
Regarded as one of the best cleaning companies in Sussex, the team at Apple Clean have helped a wide range of clients with their cleaning requirements for more than thirty years. Offering a huge array of services, including carpet cleaning, stain removal, upholstery cleaning and more, visit the dedicated website today to receive a free, no obligation quote.
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Coaching

iManage Performance Ltd
iManage Performance specialise in training courses for businesses to help them operate more efficiently and boost skills within teams. They provide a range of delivery methods to suit your needs, from elearning and online classrooms to coaching and face-to-face training. Their courses span a variety of subjects, including remote team management, hybrid working, communication and leadership.
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Print

Chichester Print
Chichester Print is a print management and supply company in Chichester, West Sussex, providing a quality, affordable print solution for all of your marketing needs. We offer a wide range of print products including letterheads, business cards, leaflets, brochures, folders, posters, banners and just about everything you need to promote your business. Our experienced team have been supplying great quality print to businesses for over 30 years; always the right product at the right price! We also offer a full design service to ensure your business communications always give the right first impression. We are always happy to discuss your printing needs, even if you’re not sure what you are after our experience can help you choose the right products for your marketing goals… just ask us!
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Arabian Tent Company
Discover the unique collection of luxury marques available at Arabian Tents. Founded by Katherine Hudson, they have created beautiful, inspiring environments for more than a decade.
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PatchWorksUK
PatchWorks UK supply topical vitamin patches and supplements that are delivered directly into the bloodstream. Ideal for sensitive stomachs and incredibly easy to use, the wide range of products covers all the usual nutrition and health issues. Visit the website and enjoy 10% off your first order.
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Harry Batten Cakes
Based in Haywards Heath, Harry Batten Cakes create beautiful made-to-order birthday cakes with free delivery across mid Sussex. Ordering couldn't be easier; simply choose from their range of flavours and add a personalised message. Their cakes are five star rated, so you can be sure your cake will impress your recipient in both looks and taste. Visit the website to order online today.
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Document Options Ltd
Crawley-based Document Options have provided clients with document storage and management services for nearly 30 years. Why not see what they could do for you and your business? Visit their website for further information.
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The Bag Broker.eu
The Bag Broker EU provide commercial packaging solutions to customers in the food and drinks industry. Available in a range of designs, sizes and premium finishes, our bags are manufactured in ISO-9000 certified factories at competitive prices and fast turnaround times. Order on our website.
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Property

Hunters Group
If you are looking for an award-winning estate agent in Mid Sussex, Hunters Group is the one. As land and residential sales experts, customers can enjoy experienced agents specialising in property sales, lettings, property management and new homes. With over 20 years of experience, award-winning and specialist advice about the property industry is only a phone call away. Get in touch today.
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The Bag Broker.co.uk
The Bag Broker UK works with clients in the UK tea, coffee and food industry to provide pre-made bags and pouches as well as custom-printed designs. Browse the website to see materials, colour options and closures.
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The Health Hub
The Health Hub provide a wide variety of rehabilitation treatments and massage therapies to clients across Sussex. From their comfortable and welcoming clinic in Haywards Heath, their experienced team deliver a host of therapies, from massage sessions to Pilates, physiotherapy and osteopathy. Call the team today to book an appointment or learn more.
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George Ide LLP
Experienced solicitors George Ide LLP are dedicated to delivering excellent legal advice to you or your business. You can be assured that the knowledgable team are focussed on achieving the best possible outcome whatever your situation. Get in touch to discuss your legal needs.
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Financial Service

John Whyte Equity Release Sussex
If you are a West Sussex-based homeowner seeking professional and independent equity release advice, John Whyte Equity Release is the place to go. With over 23 years of experience in financial services, customers can be sure of expert guidance regarding lifetime mortgages, home reversion and life insurance. To find out more about equity release services, call for a free, no-obligation discussion.
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Ceris Davies
Ceris Davies creates beautiful bespoke garments for any occasion, using high quality fabrics sourced from the UK. Each dress is tailormade to your exact specifications, whether youre in need of a bridal gown, a bridesmaids or prom dress, or a bespoke creation for your special event. In addition to handmade dresses, Ceris Davies also offers alterations for the perfect fit.
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Mentoring

Stephen Laundy
I have been mentoring Startups professionally for 10 years and also volunteer at The Princes Trust as a specialist fashion, retail and trading mentor and have in total mentored over 300 people either part time or one off trouble shoot meetings. I have worked for conglomerates and startups and every size in between. I mainly work now in international trade with brands globally. I work with them to find partners in new markets. I have worked with some of the biggest fashion brands as well as startups, large and small. You can see my bio on my website here: fashioncompass.co.uk ourteam You can see my current work here: linkedin.com stephenlaundy I am now based in Bognor Regis despite 0207 number.
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Wickwoods Country Club
Located in the West Sussex Countryside and boasting a range of facilities from a gym and sauna to spa day treatments and relaxing hydro pool, Wickwoods provides everything you need for a relaxing day out.
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John Haynes Mercedes
John Haynes are Mercedes-Benz specialists based in Worthing, providing a range of servicing, repairs and diagnostics services for both modern and classic models. From vehicle health checks to spare parts, MOTs and restoration services, their experienced team deliver an excellent standard of work and fantastic on-site facilities. Get in touch today.
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Harvey Maria
Harvey Maria have created luxury vinyl flooring in award-winning designs for over 25 years. Their exceptional vinyl floors combine durability with style, whether youre installing them in kitchens, bathrooms or bedrooms. Premium vinyl flooring is low maintenance and long-lasting, providing a non-slip, waterproof surface. Get in touch with Harvey Maria today.
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Maltaward
Maltaward provide security and civil engineering solutions to clients in the public and private sector across the South East. From concrete and plastic barriers available for hire and purchase, to temporary fencing, airline service and more. Visit the website today for more on their services.
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Sussex Fireplace Gallery
Find your next fireplace, gas fire, electric fire or woodburning stove at Sussex Fireplace Gallery. Were a family run business with a vast range of traditional and contemporary fires to choose from at our showrooms near Brighton and Eastbourne. Our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer all your queries, arrange for a home visit and professional installation. Get in touch today.
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Financial Service

Reeves Financial
Professional financial advice from registered IFA specialising in mortgages, equity release, retirement planning and long term care, as well as general investment and portfolio management.
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Accountancy

SCCS Accounting Services
Not just another accountant... I qualified as an accountant in a small business, dealing with the same problems that my clients face now. Thats why I keep my overheads as low as possible so my prices can be competitive with no compromise on quality of service. I like to quote a fixed fee for a specified service and dont surprise my clients with unexpected charges. I never charge for talking or advice. Charges can be monthly, quarterly or annual to suit the clients needs. I always return calls and youll find Im not difficult to reach outside office hours. The services I offer include tax returns and tax planning, VAT returns, CIS returns, payroll, management accounts, business plans, cashflow forecasts and more. For a friendly, professional service at a reasonable price please give me a call on 01403 783250 . Simon Cox MA (Oxon) ACMA CGMA
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Advice

Business Buddy
provide business training and advice not available from the Government sponsored Agencies or Government bodies in the Sussex area. We always recommend that you investigate any FREE support so we have done the research for you.
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Design

Turquoise Creative
We are a creative design agency based in Crawley, West Sussex, which specialise in Brand Design, Creative Design and Web Design. We are experienced in portraying information through visual communications to promote or enhance your business, product or service. We create and design all the
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How to Start a Business

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