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How to Start a Business in Kings Lynn

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How to Start a Business in Kings Lynn

Starting a business in Kings Lynn

If you are thinking about starting a business in Kings Lynn or would like to grow your existing business, we would love to help you.

Start Your Own Business in Kings Lynn contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly advice and the services that you are likely to need as a new startup or local business owner.

Grants | Networking groups | Business advice | Mentoring | Co-working spaces

Starting a business in Kings Lynn

Local help for startups

There is plenty of help for startups in Kings Lynn but where can it be found?

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Starting a Business in Kings Lynn

Business advice and support

"Two heads are better than one."

Whether you have been trading for some time, are new to the market or are just thinking about starting a business of your own, it has been proven that your chances of success are considerably improved if you seek support from an experienced business advisor or mentor. You can find out more about both options at Business Advice in Kings Lynn and Business Mentors in Kings Lynn.

Funding and grants

Running out of money is one the most common reasons why businesses fail. This risk of this happening to can be avoided (or minimised) by careful planning and cashflow forecasting. If you need additional funds to start or keep your business going, you can learn more about your options and download our free funding factsheet at: Kings Lynn Business Grants and Business Funding

Business networking

Does the idea of business networking fill you with delight or dread? Either way, it can be beneficial for both your business and you as an entrepreneur. See Business Networking in Kings Lynn for details of local groups and our free Networking Factsheet.

Business premises

Working from home is appealing to many new business owners but not practical for many others. Even if you are running a business by yourself, you might like to consider the option of 'hot desking' or co-working in one of the many flexi-workspaces that have emerged in recent years. Find out more at: Kings Lynn Co-Working and Business Premises.

Finding new customers

Paying customers are the lifeblood of any business. Knowing how to find, satisfy and retain them is vitally important and best achieved with the help of experts in the field.

Accountancy, tax and law

While starting a new business is very exciting, this should not disguide the fact that there are some very important legal responsibilities that must be considered. See: Bookkeeping, Accountancy, Financial Planning and Law

Local partners

We are happy to promote anyone who is prepared to offer friendly support to local start-ups.

Our local partners have been kind enough to help us and are keen to help you too.

Free Startup Resources

Getting it right from the start can help to prevent problems later.

To help you with this we have created a vast selection of resources and they are all completely free!

FREE startup workshops

If you are thinking about starting a business, our FREE three-hour ONLINE workshop is definitely for you!

Open to everyone, our sole aim is to increase your chances of success. We do that by explaining:

The reality of running a business; the most common pitfalls and how to avoid them; which legal status is likely to be most suitable; funding, grants and managing your money; business planning and cashflow forecasting; finding and keeping customers.

Free startup guide

Start Your Own Business in 2021

Download the 2024 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 with links to useful online articles and relevant contacts.

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.

Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.
Starting a business in Kings Lynn

Key Contacts in Kings Lynn

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

Kings Lynn 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.

Web design

JMJ Web Design
Web Design that lives up to your expectations You need a sleek, professional website that performs well in search engines. It must load fast, look great and be full of information that guides your prospects to picking up the phone or hitting the ‘buy now’ button. You need all this, and you need it at an affordable price. It’s as simple as that. Sadly, we know from experience that many businesses end up with websites that are working against them, not for them. Too many frustrated customers have come to us after a bad experience with web designers who promise it all but don’t deliver. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our specialist team works as a collective, providing high-quality web design and guiding you through all aspects of the process. Our streamlined system means we don’t charge exorbitant agency prices, but you’ll get a finished website that meets that quality. Together we’ll build you a website that reflects your brand brilliantly.
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Marketing

Let's Do Marketing
Let’s Do Marketing is a subsidiary of Let’s Do Business Group that is here to help small businesses grow through marketing. Focussed on providing affordable and accessible support to new and small businesses, they offer consultancy and marketing services that can help you to achieve your big marketing ideas. Whether you’re just starting out with a brand new business or looking to grow, we can give you the guidance to create a marketing strategy that matches your goals. Let’s Do Marketing can also provide training to help you take control of your own marketing strategy, from learning new software and tools to creating award winning campaigns! Find out more about our services https://www.letsdomarketing.co.uk/ Want to chat about how Let’s Do Marketing can help you to level up your business? Get in touch at https://www.letsdomarketing.co.uk/contact or email us at hello@letsdomarketing.co.uk!
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Funding

Access business finance up to £150k
Let’s Do Business Finance offers funding to both start-up businesses and businesses wanting to grow and invest in their future. Start up finance We’re one of the official Business Support Partners of the British Business Bank and Start Up Loan Company. We can offer loans from £500 up to £25k with a fixed interest rate of 6% per annum, and that includes 12 months of free mentoring to help you get off to the best start. Could you be eligible? Find out more https://www.letsdobusinessfinance.co.uk/lets-start-up Business loans Let’s Do Business Finance are able to offer business loans to help established businesses to grow. We’re accredited lenders of the Recovery Loan Scheme under the British Business Bank, and we’re able to lend from £25,001 to £150,000 on terms from 3 months to 6 years. This business finance can be used to help you secure anything from new premises, equipment, and capital, and our team can help you to assess your cash flow and finances, build your marketing strategy and more with our built-in business support which is tailored to your needs. Want to learn more about business loans, and see if you’re eligible? Visit our website https://www.letsdobusinessfinance.co.uk/ or send us an enquiry https://www.letsdobusinessfinance.co.uk/contact-us
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Advice

Engage with Business Ltd.
Starting and Growing a Business Do you have a great idea for a business but not sure how or where to start? Have you recently started a business and find that you could do with some help? We can provide you with advice, training and mentoring to help get your business off to the best possible start. If you are trying to grow your business perhaps you may have realised that your role is changing and you need to step back and learn how to manage the business and your employees more effectively? These are all things that we can help you with. We offer a range of support which includes one to one advice sessions, training for business start-ups and business growth and mentoring on a one to one or group basis. We are based in Norfolk and have supported hundreds of new businesses in this area, but use of technology enables us to extend our services far beyond this geographical constraint. If you feel we could help you or you would like further information please contact us.
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Advice

Let's Do Business Group
With the ability to help businesses across all sectors, our team can offer business consultancy services to help you achieve your goals. The Let’s Do Business Group can provide virtual business consultancy services through our team of business professionals and quality assured consultants. Whether its developing a business plan or strategy, coaching or mentoring of senior staff and business owners, or just being a sounding board our team are here to help. We offer a free initial consultation so that we understand your needs, and you get to know us. We will then agree how we will work together and our fees – this could be from a one off session, a short support programme or a longer term project. We also have access to a range of other business specialists to help you with anything from Marketing to HR – so whatever your need, we can find a solution. Contact the team today at https://www.letsdobusinessgroup.co.uk/contact-us or email info@ldbgroup.co.uk
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Networking

The Lonely Middle Club - From Startup Hive
Starting a business is exciting, and succeeding is rewarding, but what about the bit between? You know, that bit that’s full of self-doubt, endless repetition and feelings of being out of your comfort zone? We call it ‘The Lonely Middle’ and it’s one of the hardest parts of creating a successful business. We know, we’ve been there. So, we created The Lonely Middle Club to help you through it. Each month you get exclusive content to help give you the knowledge and inspiration to succeed. Plus, you get access to a private members-only Facebook group where you can get advice and network with small business owners who are going through similar challenges to you. If you want even more, you can download our 51 worksheets, guides, and journals all designed to do one thing, and one thing only… help you get through ‘The Lonely Middle’ and achieve your business goals. Visit our website today to join the club and benefit from our members price lock and full no questions asked money-back guarantee.
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Networking

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce has provided first-class help and support, and fought for a better deal, for Norfolk businesses since 1896. Owned and directed by its business members, the chamber supports and represents businesses of all shapes and sizes, and in all sectors. Address: 9 Norwich Business Park, Whiting Road, Norwich, NR4 6DJ
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Accountancy

Stephenson Smart
Are you... Starting out in business? Struggling with your tax return? Looking for a pro-active accountant who will help you increase profitability whilst wherever possible reducing taxation? Whatever your needs, we believe we can help. Stephenson Smart is a firm of Chartered Accountants based in Kings Lynn, Fakenham and Wisbech. We offer audit, accounts preparation, taxation advice and support services to individuals; and businesses, both large and small. We aim to provide a cost-effective, high value solution to meet all of your financial needs. We work hard to get to know you in order to deliver timely, individual advice on how to improve your business and personal wealth. As well as general accountancy, audit and tax skills, our partners also have individual specialist skills which enables us to provide clients with a first class service as and when required. With our wealth of experience we pride ourselves on delivering an unparalleled service to all clients, what ever their size or sector. If you are looking for a team of reliable, professional, approachable accountants who will do more than just respond to your needs - who will work with you in a proactive manner to help you succeed, we would be delighted to be of service.
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Advice

Norfolk and Waveney Enterprise Services (NWES)
NWES - Advising and helping start up businesses since 1982. We are experts in providing practical business advice on how to start-up, survive and prosper in business. Our professional business advisors use their experience to guide you through all aspects of starting a business and they have a wide range of sector experience to draw on. Between them our advisor team has now worked with over 10,000 individuals looking to set up in business.
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Advice

NWES
Double the chance of your business surviving 3 years! That is the reality of working with a business support organisation such as NWES to obtain business advice according to recent research. We are experts in providing practical business advice on how to start-up, survive and prosper in business. Our professional business advisors use their experience to guide you through all aspects of starting a business and they have a wide range of sector experience to draw on. Between them our advisor team has now worked with over 10,000 individuals looking to set up in business.
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Start-up articles

100's of free startup articles

We have created a collection of 100s of startup articles to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their business journey. Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that have been proved not to work so well.

You can see the full list of 'articles' at: How to start a business