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Start Your Own Business in Shropshire

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

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Start Your Own Business in Shropshire

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

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

Starting a business in Shropshire

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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 Shropshire

'You don't know what you don't know' is a phrase that is so applicable to starting a new business. Shropshire 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.

Mentoring

ICON
ICON works with entrepreneurs to startup their businesses and with established businesses who want to achieve growth. Helping CEOs, Independent Business Owners and Senior Executives, to shape and set their business strategy, ICON also provide business planning and leadership coaching services. Where required, ICON will facilitate finance for growth from grant funders, crowd funding and challenger lenders. Our services cover: - Company Formation - Business Planning and Strategy Planning - Leadership Coaching - Access To Finance - Access To Grant Funding - Access To Merchant Services - Business Analysis and Business Process Improvement - IT Strategy - Employee Engagement ICON - Your Business Growth Professionals.
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Web design

Stretton Internet
Stretton Internet is an established web design company that offers a range of affordable web design services to any individual, organisation or business. Our reputation has been built by consistently producing sites that are attractive, excellent from a technical perspective and affordable for individuals, organisations and businesses. We will produce an effective website design package that is ideal for you. Whether you are an individual needing a basic website of a few pages, or a business requiring an effective marketing tool, Stretton Internet has the experience to deliver, on time and on budget.
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Advice

FSB
Federation of Small Businesses are experts in business. Formed in 1974, we are a non-profit making and non-political organisation whose member base covers the length and breadth of the UK. Our aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. We realise this aim by offering our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and powerful voice in government, influencing the decisions that affect their businesses.
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Networking

FSB Shropshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire
FSB Shropshire, Herefordshire & Worcestershire 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: Angela Fitch Development Manager Angela.Fitch@fsb.org.uk
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Networking

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce
As dynamic, enthusiastic and passionate business professionals we are proud to be recognised as exemplars of excellence. We work in collaboration to support and empower each other and our business community, and are firmly committed to positively impacting our local economy. Patrons are - and will remain - a true Showcase for Shropshire. Address: Trevithick House, Stafford Park 4, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 3BA
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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