Start Your Own Business in Keighley

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

Start Your Own Business in Keighley 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.

Free start-up pack

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 & Grow Your Business' book .

We have been helping new start-ups as well as exisiting business owners for the past 18 years and in Keighley since 2005.

Accordingly, we have amassed an enormous amount of relevant useful business information which we are happy to share with you free of charge.

Friendly Advice

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, we suggest that you get a feel for what is going on locally by having a look at the following pages:

If you offer services that could help local business owners, we would be happy to point them in your direction! Add your details (FREE!) here.

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.


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

FREE Book

Start & Grow Your Business In 2019
Start & Grow Your Business In 2019

This free 150 page book is packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow 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 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'!

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We try to keep our eyes open for useful and interesting news stories and useful resources which could help if you are starting up or running a small business. Hopefully, this will save you the time and trouble! The latest additions are...

How to Use Pay-Per-Click to Help Grow Your Startup

A Basic Guide to Importing

Basic Exporting Guide

Tips to Keep Your Business Healthy

Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them

Keighley Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Keighley area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

4Networking
http://www.4networking.biz

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.bizevents. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

Airedale Enterprise Services
http://www.airedaleenterprise.org.uk/free-business-start-support-programme/

This exciting new funded business support programme is available to pre-starts, new starts within 1 year of StartUp and existing SME’s within first 3 years of trading based within Bradford & District (This programme will support others within Leeds City Region outside of CBMDC area but participants will be required to attend business support sessions in Keighley) This programme will support pre start and new start-ups who will work with a business adviser to develop a business plan which can demonstrate a commitment to achieve a turnover of at least £50K within first 2 years of trading. Start-ups will be required to be registered as a company, a sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership (LLP) or a Community Interest Company (CIC). Existing SME’s within first 3 years of trading will need to show a commitment to work with an adviser to achieve a turnover of at least £100,000 within 2 years of initial support.

Airedale Enterprise Services
http://airedaleenterprise.org.uk

We have been supporting enterprise for over 28 years. We offer business advice & support to pre start, new start and existing businesses & we deliver a range of training coursesworkshops which can be delivered in house or at business premises.

Airedale Enterprise Services
http://www.airedaleenterprise.org.uk

Airedale Enterprise Services - Serving West Yorkshire Business Start Ups! As a social enterprise we are committed to helping businesses grow, ploughing back our profits into supporting entrepreneurs when they most need a helping hand. For over 30 years we have delivered business start-up advice and training to over 17000 individuals and businesses. Currently the main designated provider of Virgin StartUp loans in Yorkshire, our dedicated mentors can support entrepreneurs and new businesses (less than 2 years) with business plan development, marketing plans, financial projections and the application process for a start-up loan of between

FSB - Special Start-Up Membership
http://www.syob.net/fsb.php

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.

Nigel Wright Accounting
http://www.nwaccounting.co.uk

We are leading independent Chartered Certified Accountants based in West Yorkshire offering more than the usual range of accountancy services. We have a dynamic and commercially focused team with extensive experience ranging from worldwide, market leading businesses to individuals with personal wealth. We believe that our integrity and experience enable us to have a close and trusted relationship with our clients.

Airedale Enterprise Services
http://www.airedaleenterprise.org.uk
Airedale Enterprise Services is the centre of excellence and choice for small business support and enterprise in Yorkshire & Humber and East Lancashire. Based in Keighley, we deliver business support, advice and training to existing businesses, start-ups, colleges, social enterprises and individuals. 01535 607775

Business Enterprise Fund
http://www.befund.org
Established in 2004 the Business Enterprise Fund lends to businesses throughout West and North Yorkshire who are unable to access funding from mainstream sources. Loans from 500 to 150,000 are available. The Fund lends to all types of businesses, from sole traders to limited companies and to start-ups and existing businesses. Applications are accepted from all sectors. 0845 200 3919

Gritstone Computers
http://www.gritstone.co.uk
We are here to help you see IT clearly. By providing a proactive friendly service from computer repairs, computer support & PC repairs to full IT support, we enable you to get what you want. We believe in real solutions for real people. Using a combination of personal visits, remote management and telephone advice, we can seek out problems before they occur. Whether you are a home user with a small technical problem such as a computer repair or a business with a large network to support requiring high level IT support, we can provide the technical solutions, and peace of mind to let you get on with your life, with equipment that works for you and not against you. We are on hand to provide local IT support, PC repairs, computer support & network support to homes and businesses whatever time of the day or night, at affordable rates. 01756 730030

West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
http://www.wnychamber.co.uk
The people behind West & North Yorkshire Chamber are business people just like you.Our Board, who run the organisation, face the same or similar challenges to you in their businesses or organisations every day. 01274 772777


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