Start Your Own Business in Leighton Buzzard

Starting a business in Leighton Buzzard
Starting a business in Leighton Buzzard

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

Start Your Own Business in Leighton Buzzard 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.

Our most popular LOCAL subjects are: Business Advice & Support, Where to Find Grants, Funding for Your Business, Local Networking Groups.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Leighton Buzzard since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Everything that you will find on the site is free and a good place to start is 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 Your Own Business' guide.

How to Succeed

The sad truth is that far too many new businesses start-ups fail in the early stages and our aim is to try and make sure that you are not one of them!

To help with this, we have broken down the start-up process into simple steps which highlight the things that have worked for other start-ups and the pitfalls that you need to avoid.

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 Start-Up Pack

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 Book

Start & Grow Your Business in Central Bedfordshire

Start & Grow Your Business in Central Bedfordshire

This free 140 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 2020 Edition is packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Leighton Buzzard

Start & Grow Your Business in Central Bedfordshire
  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 140 page book now free of charge. We are sure that you will find it both interesting and useful. The 2020 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...

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.
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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.
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Peter Gow
Discover how you can earn a lifelong income by helping people get an all together better deal on their Gas, Electricity, Landline, Broadband and Mobile services. People like you have changed their lives!
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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.
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Leighton Buzzard Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Leighton Buzzard area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

We are a design agency based in the Home Counties. We specialise in working with independent businesses, new start-ups and sole traders. We offer business branding; website design and a range of marketing services across the sphere of graphic design and illustration. We produce, print based communications material from stationery; flyers, posters and business cards to promotional items and vehicle graphics. We help you stand-out from the crowd and reach your target audience through creative design. A strong brand isn’t just for the big guys! A strong visual identity is priceless whatever the size of your business. We help your business grab attention and communicate what’s special about you. Individuality, that gets you noticed, ahead of your competitors.
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We work with businesses looking to improve their online presence, connect with their customers and get better leads and enquiries through their website. We’re passionate about the web and we’re committed to building the best website possible for you and your business. That means we take the time to listen and find out as much as we can about your business so that we can advise you on the most effective strategy to achieve your goals. Whether you’re looking to develop a new website or you already have a site that’s not serving your needs, we can help.
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freelance administrator and business support My time gives you time available on location* or virtually contact Shirley on 07887 932184 experienced in..... - administration - property management, sales & lettings - logistics & same day courier work - event support, retail - social media marketing * on location expenses will apply. based in Flitwick, Beds
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Consylia provides business development services that assist our clients in creating the right Business, Marketing or Project Strategy together with the resources to help you implement it. Clients usually come to us with a specific issue or need that requires solutions. We want to make sure that where your business pain manifests itself is the real problem and not some other hidden issue. Consylia will investigate the issues and probe deeper to uncover the underlying root causes.
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FSB Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire 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: Caron Kendall Development Manager Caron.Kendall@fsb.org.uk
The Knowledge Hub at the University of Bedfordshire offers a range of business services, including training and development; specialist services and consultancy focusing on innovation and boosting competitiveness; access to graduates; and enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes.
If youre looking for business support, information, help, training, inspiration, mentoring, news, business partners, networking events, new clients.... it???s all here. Over 7000 entrepreneurial women in business already enjoy the benefits!
Are you a women who is self employed, employed, looking to start your own business or seeking to enter or return to employment, we hope to contribute to your success!
Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce is a business support organisation, working alongside businesses, partner organisations and other stakeholders across the county of Bedfordshire. Any business in Bedfordshire who wants to network with other businesses, promote their business, make cost savings and be part of an organisation with the interests of Bedfordshire businesses at its heart should join the Chamber. Address: Kimpton Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 0SX
In Bedfordshire, a business listing portal is the perfect guide. It presents you with the Ads or listings of new companies as well as services that a person requires in their day-to-day life.
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