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Start Your Own Business in North Northamptonshire

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.


Start Your Own Business in North Northamptonshire

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

Start Your Own Business in North Northamptonshire 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 North Northamptonshire since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in North Northamptonshire

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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 all of the most important subjects covered in an easy to read way. links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc. are contained along with a useful step-by-step checklist.

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Key Contacts in North Northamptonshire

'You don't know what you don't know' is a phrase that is so applicable to starting a new business. North Northamptonshire is a great place for start-ups but your chances of success are dramatically improved if you make the most of the support that is available locally. Click on logos to visit their websites.


Kettering Business Network
We are a not for profit business network for start up and SME businesses in Kettering, Desborough and surrounding villages. Our network is free to join.


Starting a business checklist
Use our helpful checklist to make sure you have done everything you need to with East Northamptonshire Council when starting your business Whether you're starting up a dog grooming business or opening a bakery, East Northamptonshire Council has a wide range of services that are of use to someone just getting started. Some of these may be regulatory, which simply means you have to let us know you’re setting up a business, for example Business Rates or planning.


Alan Price
Helping you to start and grow your business. I am a coach, mentor and adviser with many years experience in running and advising businesses. I will help you think and plan your business strategically, and give you the tools to set targets and goals, and measure your progress so you can build on your successes and overcome your weaknesses. I will challenge you, and be there to act as a sounding board and adviser. I will support and cajole you, to get the best out of your performance; and I will call you to account for the actions you decide to take to grow your business. I will help you get out of your own way, so you can start thinking like a business owner, rather than an employee.


North Northants Business Network
The North Northants Business Network acts as an interface between the North Northamptonshire Business Community and new unitary North Northamptonshire Local Authority. We hold network meetings in Kettering, Corby, East Northants and Wellingborough to help businesses engage with other local businesses, learn from speakers and grow their business networks.


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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