Start Your Own Business in Kettering

Starting a business in Kettering
Starting a business in Kettering

If you are thinking about starting a business in Kettering or would like to grow your exisiting business, 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 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' guide .

We have been helping start-ups and exisiting business owners for the past 18 years and in Kettering 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
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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FREE 'Start & Grow Your Business' Book

This 2019 Edition is packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Kettering

Start & Grow Your Business In 2019
  1. Overview - easy to follow step by step guide
  2. Advice - where to find help and support
  3. Business planning - are you ready?
  4. Market research - is there a gap in the market?
  5. Business set-up - choosing the right structure
  6. Premises - work from home or premises?
  7. Finance & funding - your funding options
  8. Accountancy & tax - tax and VAT explained
  9. Business networking - tips and local groups
  10. Getting online - online marketing, social media
  11. Employing staff - how to find and recruit
  12. Law & insurance - the key considerations
  13. Common mistakes - and how to avoid them
  14. Business directory - useful contacts

You can download the whole of this 150 page book now free of charge. We are sure that you will find it both interesting and useful. The 2019 edition is packed with useful hints and tips, relevant, easy to read guides to all of the relevant subjects, real-life examples, and lots of contacts to enable you to get off to the best possible start.

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Start-Up Services

We are keen to see you succeed and can recommend the following services.

Business Plan
If you have already prepared a business plan, but feel it needs a professional 'eye' to look over it before presenting it to a bank or investor, or you’re worried that it simply isn’t up to scratch, then we can help.
Mentoring
A professional business mentor is an invaluable resource for businesses of all shapes and sizes, so stick with one and they will help you to grow from a start-up to an established business.
Start-Up Loan
We have partnered with Transmit Start-Ups to deliver the Start Up Loans scheme to UK entrepreneurs. This is a government backed scheme, providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance.

Latest Start-Up Articles

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...


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)

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.
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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.
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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.
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Launched in May 2011, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) received formal endorsement from government as a Local Enterprise Partnership on 23 September the same year.
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 well do for you. Address: Waterside House, Waterside Way, Northampton, NN4 7XD
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. Weve been advising businesses and individuals on their financial affairs for the last 50 years so were good at what we do and we know what were talking about.
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