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Start Your Own Business in Malmesbury

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

Welcome

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

Start Your Own Business in Malmesbury contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

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

Starting a business in Malmesbury

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There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.

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Download the 2021 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc.

Start Your Own Business in 2021
Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.

What do you get in the guide?

Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Malmesbury.

Checklist

Easy to follow step by step guide

Business set-up

Choosing the right structure

Getting online

Online marketing, social media

Local support

Where to find help and support

Premises

Work from home or premises?

Employing staff

How to find and recruit

Before you start

The reality of running a business

Finance & funding

Your funding options

Law & insurance

The key considerations

Business planning

Are you ready?

Accountancy & tax

Tax and VAT explained

Business directory

Useful contacts

Market research

Is there a gap in the market?

Business networking

Tips and local groups

Starting a business in Malmesbury
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Key Contacts in Malmesbury

Work Wiltshire
Visit our one-stop website, containing a huge amount of education, employment, training and apprenticeship information
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Wiltshire County Council
Wiltshire county Councils website contains a section dedicated to business advice and support. Here youi will find information about business raters, health & safety, licenses and permits, CSE, trading standards, commercial waste, food safety, economic, DBS. There are also links to relevant support organisations and sources of business funding. It is run by the Economic Regeneration. Economy Regeneration Wiltshire Council County Hall Trowbridge Wiltshire BA14 8JD
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The Enterprise Network
The Enterprise Network (TEN), a £5.2m initiative led by Wiltshire Council with Government and EU funding, is nurturing new and growing small and micro businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire by supporting them right from the first ‘light bulb’ moment.
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Swindon & Wiltshire Growth Hub
The Growth Hub is an exciting new online community developed exclusively for the businesses of Swindon and Wiltshire. The Hub directs you to a wide range of impartial business support and advice, as well as providing valuable insights, access to events, specialist programmes and funding to help your business thrive. The Swindon and Wiltshire Growth Hub provides you with a single gateway through which to access support, whether you are starting, running or growing your business. Using the Growth Hub you can find direct support from our telephone helpline or arrange a face-to-face meeting with an experienced and impartial Business Adviser. Their business support helpline number is 01225 402096
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SouthWest Business
A good place to keep up to date with business news for Swindon and Wiltshire. They have a free newsletter and opportiunities to advertise your business.
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Starting Up - Swindon & Wiltshire LEP Growth Hub
A great start-up resource which includes: * An introduction to Business Regulations and Starting Up * Business Opportunity Factsheets * Choosing the Right Legal Structure * Selling Goods Online * Starting a Business in Wiltshire * Talent for Wiltshire Employers * Start Up Resouirces
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Rooks Move
Rooks Move can help setup your IT in your new Business Your PCs, Laptops Macs or Servers will be some of the hardest working tools in your new business. It is essential that they work at their optimum performance and are reliable. Ensuring they work when you need to work should be a priority of any new business owner. Rooks Move specialises in providing a full IT support service for your entire network and equipment, delivering reliability and technology innovation and has a full understanding of what a start-up business requires. With over 15 years’ experience in your local area, Small Businesses that rely on high service and innovation trust Rooks Move for IT Support. Using the latest approaches in IT and drawing upon extensive experience gained in the corporate commercial world, I can work with you to improve your in-house technology and keep you up to date. Specialising in Office 365, Cloud Technologies, VoIP telephony and Cyber Security, Rooks Move enables technology to help drive your new business for you. For advice and a free initial consultation, call today on 01666 575242 and ask for Ian
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Inspire
Inspire is the trading name for the Wessex Chambers of Commerce, a not for profit organisation representing SME businesses across every sector of the local economy. Our mission is to inspire, motivate, inform and support businesses throughout their life cycle, from Start up, to growing enterprises and right up to our large corporate success stories. We are funded from our partner and member subscriptions and from service contracts with the Department for Business Communities and Local Government. There are a number of ways in which your business can engage with us. We offer a range of business services from discounted or free products and networking opportunities through LEGACY MEMBERSHIP, as well as our CLIENTS. There are also opportunities to join us as PARTNERS to work with us on delivering the above to the business community. Our experienced team come from diverse and varied business backgrounds and, between them, have a wealth of knowledge and expertise together with an enviable hub of contacts to put at the disposal of your business. Whats more, our services are heavily subsidised, confidential and impartial.
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FSB Somerset & Wiltshire
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is the UK’s leading business campaigner. As experts in business , they offer a range of services as part of membership and a powerful voice in government for the small business community. On a local basis they run regular events open to both members and non-members to provide support to grow and develop whatever stage you are at and an opportunity to meet your wider business community. Information on local events can be found here: https://www.fsb.org.uk/regions/south-west/events
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Enterprise Wiltshire
Enterprise Wiltshire and its member organisations are responsible for delivering a programme of work to develop and improve the economy and wellbeing of the county. It also advises the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) on the priorities of Wiltshire businesses and monitors the progress of projects and activities to support the SWLEP strategies. Enterprise Wiltshire, Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JD
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Wiltshire Chamber of Commerce
Wiltshire Chamber of Commerce connects businesses from across the county and works in partnership with charities, the public sector and Government to help your grow your business and stimulate local economic growth. Under the directorship of Ian Larrard, who is also Director of the Swindon Initiative, Governor of Swindon College and Chair of Swindon BID, Wiltshire’s businesses are brought together to collaborate and profit from sharing knowledge, goods and services. Wiltshire Chamber members enjoy a number of benefits including: * Raise your profile online, in the press and among your peers * Opportunities to find new business and advance your sales pipeline * Network with experienced and influential business leaders in the local area and beyond * Have your views represented at a local and national level to decision makers who listen * Gain preferential access to training, advice and support services to help your business grow Plus, as part of Business West, Wiltshire Chamber provides a local access point to government funding, business services and support, as well as other business opportunities available via your fellow members.
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Business West
Starting a business is a rewarding, challenging experience. But its one that you don’t have to face alone. Whether you’ve got a business idea that you would like to explore further, or you’ve been trading for up to a year, we can help you gain the advice, knowledge and funding needed to improve your chances of success. From one-to-one support, to workshops, to helping you apply for a start-up loan, we are here to help.
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Rooks Move
Business IT Support in Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Based on the Wiltshire & Gloucestershire border providing Business IT Support to many local companies and SOHO users in Malmesbury & Cirencester areas, Rooks Move offers a unique service that many owners trust and rely upon for their Technology & Business IT Support. After solving their IT issues, most owners continue to call on the experience Rooks Move has in developing business using all aspects of Information Technology. If you require help setting up your new business, or some IT Support or you are currently considering an IT project of any nature, please call on 01666 575242 and ask me to help.
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AMS Accountancy Ltd
We are a firm of Chartered Accountants based in Swindon. We work with all small and new businesses in the local area and with Freelance Contractors throughout the UK. We are approachable and technically up to date so you can rely on us for good practical advice that is jargon free. Good luck with your business and we hope to meet you.
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Enterprise Online Marketing Solutions
In todays connected world Digital Marketing and the World Wide Web forms an essential part of business marketing. You need to be easy to find in all the places that your existing and potential customers are likely to visit and make sure that you are professionally representing your business. You want more sales, more leads, phone calls and enquiries, more newsletter subscriptions andor more downloads! To achieve these ambitions, you need an effective website, effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to make sure that you appear in Google, Bing and Yahoo search results as well as an active presence on all the Social Media sites that your clients are likely to be using Using a range of affordable and effective Digital Marketing I can ensure that your business is easy to find by your customers.
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Small Business Advisory Service Ltd
Small Business Advisory Service Ltd provides business advice and guidance through all stages of business development. Principally for the small business, from start-up through to employing 30+ people. The service starts with a FREE general review of the business to identify current key issues and opportunities for improvement. 35 Chequers Court, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2AS
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Enterprise Wiltshire
A comprehensive list of networking opportunities across Wiltshire.
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Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership
The Swindon & Wiltshire LEP has been formed to develop the economy of the sub-region. Its primary focus is to create wealth, jobs and new business opportunities by forging a meaningful partnership between the private and public sectors. Their initiatives will be driven by business through their engagement in the partnership.
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WiltsHour
Welcome to the directory website of the #WiltsHour - a free weekly networking event for Wiltshire businesses held on Twitter every Monday evening from 8-9pm. Bulldog Websites founded and sponsor the #WiltsHour and WiltsHour.co.uk to offer local free marketing to local businesses, helping you to promote your Wiltshire business and gain new followers and friends. This is a great new networking event - take part from the comfort of your sofa after a hard days work. Come along and join us - simply tweet about your business, new products, offers, or just say hi! using the hashtag #WiltsHour and well do the rest!
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Malmesbury Chamber of Commerce
Malmesbury & District Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business and commerce in Malmesbury and surrounding villages. We aim to be proactive in all matters affecting the prosperity of the town, both by our activities and by co-operating with other organisations that have similar objectives. The Chamber also supports its members through a wide range of networking and social opportunities to help Malmesbury remain a vibrant, influential force in the business community.
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Malmesbury.com
A local directory site dedicated to supporting residents and business in Malmesbury
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Invest in Wiltshire
The Invest in Wiltshire team provides all information you need for starting and growing your business in Wiltshire.
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Wiltshire Business awards
Entering (and hopefully winning) ther Wiltshire Business Awards could be a great way of raising awareness of your business.
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Start-up Steps

We have created a collection of start-up steps 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 'steps' at: Startup Steps