Start Your Own Business in London-South

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

Start Your Own Business in London-South 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-South Locations Covered

Carshalton  |  Cheam  |  Coulsdon  |  Croydon  |  Hackbridge  |  Kenley  |  London Borough Of Croydon  |  The Borough Of Sutton  |  London-South  |  Mitcham  |  Morden  |  New Addington  |  Purley  |  Sanderstead  |  Selsdon  |  Sutton  |  Thornton Heath  |  Wallington  |  West Wickham  | 

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 Book

Start Your Own Business In 2018
Start Your Own Business In 2018

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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StartUp Latest

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...

Bookkeeping tips for start-ups and self employed

Free Business Toolkit

FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking

The Leap Of Faith: From Startup Founder To CEO

How to Use Pay-Per-Click to Help Grow Your Startup

London-South Local Contacts

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

BNI Legacy Greenwich

Yes we're bringing BNI to Greenwich! The first BNI meeting in Greenwich for years.......If you're looking to grow your business and want to be part of something very special that will generate you high quality business. Our aim is to build a 50+ chapter of BNI in sharing over £5-6 Million pounds worth of business in the months and years to come. We're looking for like minded, forward thinking, professionals who understand that generating high quality referred business comes from strong relationships with those around them and we would love to meet you. BNI only allows one person from each profession to be part of the group and once the slot has been taken it could be a number of years before the opportunity to visit comes up again and with a number of slots already filled do check first that we have the availability to have you visit us at the meeting before booking to visit. Or alternatively email me at spencer@bniselondon.co.uk for more information on how to lock out your competition.

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.

Merranti Consulting

For a startup company, things can move quickly, and this is where Merranti Accounting comes in. We can help you in the process of starting your own business by always being available and flexible. We understand that occasionally, you may need more assistance, which comes at no added cost as we work solely on fixed fees. Merranti can assist with: • Business Registration • Management Accounts • Cash Flow Forecasts • Tax Returns • Self Assessments • VAT • Business Planning • Bank Finance Reports • Start-up Finance • Investor Reports • Business Formation HMRC Registration

Network Oval Business Club

Powered by Network My Club, Network Oval is Surrey County Cricket Club's official business networking group, offering members quality monthly networking events, a host of exclusive benefits, and the opportunity to showcase their business at the Kia Oval. Annual company membership includes: * 1 x FREE place to 12 networking events at the Kia Oval * Full company profile page on Network Oval Business Club website * 1 x use of a corporate box at the Kia Oval for external meeting/conferencing purposes * 4 x tickets to a Royal London One Day Cup match * Marketing support via the Network Oval and Network My Club social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) * Promote offers to other members and businesses on the Network Oval website * Exclusive use of the Network Oval Business Club logo * Claim rewards and win free membership through the Network My Club member referral programme * Discounted access to attend or join other business clubs managed by Network My Club throughout the UK

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.

WESH UK

WESH UK are a 5* Website and I.T Support company covering the whole of the UK and Europe only. We cater especially to new business startups and startups who need an I.T department at their disposal inclusive in the cost of their website hosting and domain names.

Centa Business Services
Centa Business Services is here to help you on your business journey. In the first stages of starting a business we know that so many people are searching for guidance. We know that it's always easier to do it properly the first time. Centa has for the last 23 years been learning the ins and outs of small business so that wisdom can be passed on to you. 020 7278 5757

London Chamber of Commerce & Industry
London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) is the capital's largest independent networking and business support organisation. Representing the interests of thousands of companies, we connect thousands of business people every year and offer our members a wide range of practical and professional services. Address: 33 Queen Street, London, EC4R 1AP 020 7248 4444

Orega Wandsworth
0207 198 8300

ROCBaSE
Provision of Start-up support in the form of Business Planning, Dedicated 1-1 Business Counselling, Interactive Training Seminars. Unique form of support that creates self-confidence and self-reliance through empowerment. Skills training. All Marketing, Financial and Legal matters covered Support to existing businesses and social enterprises - Creative workshops and seminars, Motivational workshops and seminars. Business development, mentoring and coaching. personal development. Staff training programmes 020 8712 5989


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