Start Your Own Business in Kettering

If you are starting a business in Kettering, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Kettering 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 across the world and our own series of Start Your Own Business books.

Free Local Resources

Local resources and contacts sorted by classification

Here you will find a collection of FREE resources defined by topic as well as the contact details for many local businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.

Accountancy & Tax | Bookkeeping | Business Advice | Business Funding | Business Grants | Business Networking | Business Opportunities | Commercial Law | Communications | Design & Branding | Education & Training | HR & Staff | Insurance | I.T. | Marketing | Mentoring | Office Services | Online Marketing | Photography | Print | Property & Working from Home | Web Design

FREE Book

Start Your Own Business In 2018
Start Your Own Business In 2018

This free 150 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'!

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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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StartUp Latest

Keep up to date with the most recent business thinking from around the world

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...

Bookkeeping tips for start-ups and self employed

Free Business Toolkit

FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking

The Leap Of Faith: From Startup Founder To CEO

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

Kettering Local Contacts

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

4Networking

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.

Alan Price

Helping you to start and grow your business. I am a coach, mentor and adviser with many years' experience in running and advising businesses. I will help you think and plan your business strategically, and give you the tools to set targets and goals, and measure your progress so you can build on your successes and overcome your weaknesses. I will challenge you, and be there to act as a sounding board and adviser. I will support and cajole you, to get the best out of your performance; and I will call you to account for the actions you decide to take to grow your business. I will help you get out of your own way, so you can start thinking like a business owner, rather than an employee.

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.

Kettering Business Network

We are a not for profit business network for start up and SME businesses in Kettering, Desborough and surrounding villages. Our network is free to join.

Office Plus

At Office Plus, we enjoy providing businesses and organisations with a first class payroll service. Tell us your needs and we will tailor our payroll service to suit you, at a fraction of the cost of an in-house member of staff. As we charge no VAT, small businesses find us particularly competitive. Fully RTI compliant, we will deal with all HMRC submissions and updates. All work is done remotely, so no matter where you are based in England, we are able to help.

Simon Cox Marketing Solutions Limited

I work with companies, clubs and charities to help raise awareness of their brands through marketing, promotional products, branded clothing, print and social media. I hold business owners hands to help them develop a better business.

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.

DNG Dove Naish
DNG Dove Naish Chartered Accountants and business advisers. We are here to help - to understand your needs, to listen to your concerns and then to provide services which fit your particular circumstances. We've been advising businesses and individuals on their financial affairs for the last 50 years so we're good at what we do and we know what we're talking about. 1604657200

Kris's Computers
We offer the following services: Full training and advice on any software packages Hardware support & maintenance Software support Home visits or remote support Full training and advice on any hardware Able to offer friendly and professional advice and support Data Recovery Creating Databases Website Design No Fix, No Fee No call out charge Collection/Delivery Service available 07766 906395

NBV
NBV offers a range of business support services to start-up and established businesses. Many services are free or subsidised to eligible individuals and businesses in the East Midlands. Typical support includes advice, mentoring, coaching, skills training, grant and loan funding, virtual office packages and supported office space. Please call or visit the website for further details of programmes available, eligibility criteria for free or subsidised services and grant funding. Please visit www.nbvec.co.uk for more information. 0844 887 2568

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce
The wide range of Chamber Membership benefits have been specifically designed to enable small and medium sized businesses to make the most of their potential. As part of your membership and our partnership approach there is a commitment policy that outlines what we'll do for you. Address: Waterside House, Waterside Way, Northampton, NN4 7XD 01604 490 490

Northamptonshire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
Launched in May 2011, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) received formal endorsement from government as a Local Enterprise Partnership on 23 September the same year. 01604 609 393

South East Midlands LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The South East Midlands is a national growth area, home to the UK's fastest growing city, Milton Keynes, and the UK's second 'Garden Town' at Bicester in Oxfordshire. 01234 436100


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