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How to Start a Business in St Ives Cambs

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

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How to Start a Business in St Ives Cambs

Starting a business in St Ives Cambs

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

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

Starting a business in St Ives Cambs

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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Free Startup Guide

Start Your Own Business in Huntingdonshire
Download the 2022 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.

The idea of starting your own business can be incredibly exciting and who can blame you for being tempted?

However, the sad truth is that far too many new enterprises fail in the early stages. Our aim is to make sure that you don’t become one of them.

This guide explains the key start-up subjects in simple English.

There is also plenty of help available in the area and much of it is free - please do make the most of it.

Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.
Starting a business in St Ives Cambs

Key Contacts in St Ives Cambs

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

St Ives Cambs 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.

Online Marketing

Orange Squash Agency
Digital Marketing * Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) * Pay Per Click * Social Media Marketing * Email Marketing * Content Marketing * Marketing Automation * Website Usability Testing * Analytics and Reporting * Video Production and Animation * Target audience analysis
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Office Services

Emma Read | Freelance Virtual Assistant
Providing office support and administration including word processing, business correspondence, database creation and management, spreadsheet design, data analysis, internet research, proof-reading, editing, document formatting, page layout, writing user and training guides and much, much more... NO employee tax, national insurance, holiday pay or sick pay NO recruitment or agency fees NO office space or equipment needed NO long term commitment Just office support when you need it... Freeing up your time to focus on your business while I complete your administrative tasks.
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Advice

Huntingdon First
Huntingdon First is the name for the Business Improvement District, BID Huntingdon. Chequers Shopping Centre now has M&S Foodhall, Next, TK Maxx and Magnet as well as numerous independent shops. Promote your business and make use of the Promotional Space – free to BID Huntingdon businesses – and use the Business Directory to let your customers and clients know about your latest news and offers. Huntingdon First has a Facebook page where businesses and organisations can post news, events and comments.
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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority
The Combined Authority is led by the Mayor and made up of representatives from the seven constituent councils. We work with the Business Board (the Local Enterprise Partnership) and other local partners to deliver our strategic projects. Find out more here about the Mayor, the Combined Authority Board, our committees and the Business Board. You can also find out about how to join our officer teams.
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Advice

Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime
Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime is run by businesses for businesses and operates in Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots. The membership adopts a proactive approach to preventing and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. HBAC members include businesses small, large, national and international, charities, and local groups.
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Advice

Cambridgeshire County Council - Business
The business support page on Cambridgeshire County Council's website includes information about: Advice for business; Business continuity; Business investors and funding network; Business & IP Centre Cambridgeshire; Business Resources; Business support organisations; Employing young people; Looking for business premises; Relocating your business to Cambridgeshire; Setting up and running a business; Supporting employees with childcare.
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Networking

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce
Our accredited Chamber of Commerce was first established in 1917 and has evolved to include the entire Cambridgeshire and Stamford region. As a not for profit organisation we work entirely for the benefit of you, our member organisations, and strive to respond your needs. We are constantly developing a range of services at preferential rates and hold over 150 networking events each year across all sectors and company sizes. A key service offered by the Chamber is processing export documentation. In total 15,000 documents are processed per year. To support companies trading internationally we run a rolling programme of training courses that culminate in the nationally-recognised Foundation Award in International Trade.
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Advice

Invest in Huntingdonshire
Our dedicated team can assist you with the provision of information, help and support to ensure your relocation to, or expansion within, the district is as effortless and seamless as possible. Our service is completely free to use and, whatever your specific requirements, we can give you the information and support you need to help you and your business make the most of this dynamic area.
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Design

Digital Guerila
Every business needs to stand out against their competition. We do exactly that. By specialising in Visual Identity, we offer various services from Brand Strategy to Email signatures. Anything visual that you need for your business, we can help.
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Advice

Huntingdonshire District Council - Business
The Huntingsonshire District Council's website has a dedicated business section which coversc: Business rates, support and advice for business, business funding, Huntingdonshire's business strategy and more.
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Web design

Finley Design
We are not your typical website design agency, we deliver cost effective, professional websites for small businesses, startups and Ecommerce clients across the UK. A multi skilled web design agency based in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire with clients large and small across the UK. We are passionate about what we do and produce websites that deliver results from the start. We offer professional digital marketing solutions to growing companies that exceeds our clients expectations on service and results.
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Networking

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce
Cambridge has a vibrant and innovative economy and the Cambridge & South Cambs Chamber Committee works hard to ensure that the needs and concerns of SMEs are reflected in the local and regional decision-making processes. Address: Enterprise House,The Vision Park,Histon,Cambridge,CB24 9ZR
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How to Start a Business

We have created a collection of 100s of startup 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 'articles' at: How to Start a Business