Start Your Own Business in London-Central

If you are starting a business in London-Central, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in London-Central 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.

London-Central Locations Covered

Aldgate  |  Barbican  |  Bayswater  |  Beckton  |  Beddington  |  Belgravia  |  Bethnal Green  |  Blackfriars  |  Bloomsbury  |  Borough  |  Bow  |  Camden  |  Canning Town  |  Chelsea  |  The City Of London  |  Clerkenwell  |  Covent Garden  |  Custom House  |  Dalston  |  Docklands  |  Earls Court  |  East Ham  |  Farringdon  |  Fitzrovia  |  Forest Gate  |  Hampstead  |  Holborn  |  Holland Park  |  Homerton  |  Hyde Park  |  Kensington  |  Kings Cross  |  Knightsbridge  |  Lambeth  |  London-Central  |  Manor Park  |  Marble Arch  |  Marylebone  |  Mayfair  |  Notting Hill  |  Oval  |  Paddington  |  Pimlico  |  Plaistow  |  Poplar  |  Regents Park  |  Shoreditch  |  Snaresbrook  |  Soho  |  Southwark  |  St Pancras  |  Stepney  |  Stratford  |  Wanstead  |  Wapping  |  West Brompton  |  Westminster  |  Whitechapel  | 

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 Start Your Own Business Book - 2018

Start Your Own Business In 2017
Start Your Own Business In 2017

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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Contents:
The key important dates, legal and HMRC requirements; a simple to follow step-by-step guide; relevant fact-sheets; business plan, cash flow forecast, personal survival budget and marketing plan templates; our own very popular start-up map; contents of our Start Your Own Business CD-Rom; and a Powerpoint presentation to accompany the business plan.

London-Central Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the London-Central 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.

Business Propeller

We provide entrepreneurs a full turn key business growth solution - 'A GROWTH ECO SYSTEM'. From one to one advisory and mentoring sessions with our Business Strategy Experts, through to participating on Business Propeller's unique and part funded 'Entrepreneur's Enterprise Programme'. Business Propeller offers the ambitious business owner the opportunity to gain knowledge, share experiences and grow influential networks from seasoned professionals, who have all owned, started and led their own multi-million pound businesses. Our services are tailored to the entrepreneurs immediate needs and challenges, focusing on short and medium term goals, utilising business tools to get their business on a 'Fast Track' growth strategy. Working with early stage start-ups through to SME's with a turnover of up to £5 million, we create long term value and sustainable growth.

Colin Crisford photography

Colin Crisford Photography delivers outstanding images for business. With over twenty years experience working exclusively for corporate clients and design professionals we understand the vital importance of creating high quality, eye-catching photography. Whether it is on location or in our own fully equipped studios we produce photographs that meet your needs exactly. From a single pack shot to a whole catalogue, from a single head-shot to a company report. Using the latest high resolution cameras and digital workflow, we can supply photographs that are tailored to your precise requirements, be it web-site, printed catalogue, press release or poster.

Evil Octopus

Evil Octopus helps brands reach millions of new customers through a word of a mouth network, blasted across social media. Evil Octopus helps you find the most effective influencers to tell your story to the relevant audience. We work with social media celebrities to create social media campaigns with high impact that generates huge awareness for your brand.

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.

GetStarted UK

Small business startup packages tailored to you and your business. Save time, money and hassle and focus on your core business. Here at GetStarted UK we understand that starting a new business can be an exciting but challenging time. We provide help and support to new startup businesses across the UK and, after an initial FREE consultation, we tailor a package of startup services specifically for you and your business. A typical £349 package includes: - Logo Design - Website - 5x page starter site - 500x Business Cards - Designed & Printed - 1000x Leaflets - Designed & Printed - Letterheads - Designed - Social Media Setup - Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn - Personalised Emails & Signatures - Business Directory Listings - Virtual Landline Setup - One month free - Limited Company Setup - Business Bank Setup - Accountancy Consultation & Setup - Business Funding Advice - Legal Consultation - Business Insurance Quote - Card Processing Advice & Setup

Rodliffe Accounting Limited

We are a specialist CIMA qualified accountancy practice offering tailored accounting solutions to contractors, freelancers and small businesses. We also provide corporate and personal tax management solutions, tailored to individual needs. Our focus is on making sure businesses comply with regulation through ethical and proactive decision making, using communication that both cuts the complication and increases your profits.

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.

Business Atrium
Business Atrium is a dynamic group of professional accountants, bookkeepers, systems analysts and business advisers with a wide range of skills. As a group, we understand the needs of small and medium sized businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups and the special requirements needed to make these business types successful. The firm offers unrivalled support in bookkeeping; VAT, IT and financial reporting and we aim to bring our clients up to the latest levels of competency, while achieving the all-important profit improvements. As a London firm of accountants, bookkeepers and business advisers, Business Atrium is committed to being at the forefront of the latest technological advances in the financial sector. We recognise that choosing the right financial and bookkeeping system is critical to business success, and as such, we offer best packages designed to take into account the needs of individual business types. We are Certified Xero Advisers, one of the best online accounting system for small and medium business and providing migration to Xero from older bookkeeping packages like Sage and QuickBooks and comprehensive training and support. We take our role as a provider of excellent financial control services seriously and as such have tested many of the existing accounting, CRM, stock control and tour operators systems currently available to ensure they meet the needs of our clients. We constantly strive to stay ahead of our competition by improving our range of used and tested systems on a regular basis. We are proud to have a team with a diverse range of skills and attributes including specialists in Accounting, VAT, Bookkeeping, IT, Mathematics, business and even Science 0207 617 7126

Orega Central London
0800 840 5509

Start Up Funding

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