Start Your Own Business in Leicestershire 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)
The Chamber is the leading business organisation in the East Midlands. With a growing membership of more than 3,800 businesses and 3,000 affiliates, it is the second largest chamber of commerce in the country. The Chamber offers Members extensive networking opportunities and a wide range of discounted services. Address: Commerce Centre, Canal Wharf, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7NA 0333 320 0333
FSB Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland
FSB Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area. Contact: Maxine Aldred OBE Development Manager Maxine.Aldred@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.
Leciester & Leicestershire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The Leicester and Leicestershire economy is the largest in the East Midlands. Worth 19.4bn a year, it is central to the prosperity of the Midlands, providing 435,000 jobs and hosting 33,000 trading businesses many of which are in the manufacturing and logistics sectors. 0116 454 2917
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
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