Start Your Own Business in Surrey

If you are starting a business in Surrey, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Surrey 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.

Surrey Locations Covered

Addlestone  |  Ashford-Sy  |  Ashtead  |  Bagshot  |  Banstead  |  Camberley  |  Caterham  |  Chertsey  |  Cobham  |  Cranleigh  |  Dorking  |  East Molesey  |  Egham  |  Elmbridge Bc  |  Epsom  |  Epsom And Ewell  |  Esher  |  Ewell  |  Farnham  |  Frimley  |  Godalming  |  Godstone  |  Guildford  |  Guildford Bc  |  Haslemere  |  Hersham  |  Hindhead  |  Horley  |  Knaphill  |  Leatherhead  |  Lightwater  |  Lingfield  |  Mole Valley Dc  |  Oxted  |  Redhill  |  Reigate  |  Reigate And Banstead  |  Runnymede Bc  |  Shepperton  |  Spelthorne  |  Staines  |  Sunbury  |  Surrey  |  Surrey Heath Bc  |  Tadworth  |  Tandridge Dc  |  Thames Ditton  |  Virginia Water  |  Walton On Thames  |  Warlingham  |  Waverley  |  West Byfleet  |  West Molesey  |  Weybridge  |  Whyteleafe  |  Windlesham  |  Woking  |  Woking Bc  | 

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 Start Your Own Business Book - 2018

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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Contents:
The key important dates, legal and HMRC requirements; a simple to follow step-by-step guide; relevant fact-sheets; business plan, cash flow forecast, personal survival budget and marketing plan templates; our own very popular start-up map; contents of our Start Your Own Business CD-Rom; and a Powerpoint presentation to accompany the business plan.

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...

Free Business Toolkit

FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking

Celebrate Your Journey to Success

The Leap Of Faith: From Startup Founder To CEO

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

Surrey Local Contacts

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

Charma Communications

Charma Communications is a creative communications agency, working primarily with female-led businesses within the creative and lifestyle industries including those in the Media, Fashion, Beauty and Creative sectors. We provide Business & Brand Consultancy & Development, Online and Digital Solutions including Website Design, Social Media & Email Marketing, Traditional Solutions including Graphic & Print Design/Production and Publishing services.

Enterprise First

Starting up your own business? Would you like some free support? Since 1981 Enterprise has been helping people start their own companies and develop their existing businesses. As a not for profit company with sponsorship from the public and private sectors we can offer free support and funding guidance. We are also a member of the National Enterprise Network. Free, confidential, and independent advice is provided from our team of experienced accredited business advisers. Contact us on 0845 458 7535 or e-mail us (info@enterprisefirst.co.uk) if you would like to discuss your idea with one of our advisers. This is completely free of charge and without any obligation. You can find our more at: http://www.enterprisefirst.co.uk Funding Enterprise First are the Virgin StartUp loan delivery partner for the South East. If you are looking for finance to start your business then a start-up loan of

Fabulous Women

Fabulous Women is a not-for-profit community of women celebrating our lives and our businesses. We aim to encourage and support women in life and business by providing cost effective ways to network, collaborate and share our know-how. We host netwinning meetings (because fabulous women don't just network, we netwin) and are growing fast. Why not come along and experience the difference? No membership is required and you can choose to come and go as you please.

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.

Hunt 4 Office Solutions

After 24 years of working in Payroll & HR, Kerry Hunt established Hunt 4 Office Solutions to provide a cost effective outsourcing service for start-ups and established small businesses. Whatever your company’s size we understand that a business doesn’t always require a permanent Payroll & HR function and certainly not a full time one! As a start-up or small business you may be new to Payroll & HR management and only have a small team to pay and records to keep. Outsourcing enables you to get on with building your business without worrying about compliance. We can manage your monthly payroll and/or HR needs with diligence and efficiency, saving you time and relieving the pressure on your other financial/admin duties. Our Payroll/HR Service provides: • A dedicated contact to arrange your payroll according to the requirements of your business. • An HMRC recognised service that uses accredited payroll software. • Notification of PAYE sums. • P11Ds and P60s • Completed and filed returns. • Full compliance with Real Time Information (RTI) software • Pension Auto-enrolment • Terms and conditions of employment • Policies/procedures • New starter documents Starting up can be daunting so pick up the phone and let us help you get on with growing your business rather than getting held up in the details – 07976 239284

Inspiring Enterprise

Inspiring Enterprise helps unemployed people and graduates in North Hampshire and South West Surrey develop the skills and confidence they need to build their own business or social enterprise. We understand that starting a business or community enterprise isn’t for everyone. But we also know there are people out there who just need a chance and have what it takes to make a success of their own life or change the lives of those around them. Being a socially funded project, we are required to have a few criteria for the people and projects that can receive our support.

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

Payroll Bureau

We are a payroll preparation bureau who can handle all of your payroll calculations and deductions. Dealing with attachments of earning, student loans, SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP as well as the normal deductions for national insurance, tax and pensions. Payroll deadlines? Legislation? Confusion? The Payroll Bureau is dedicated to resolving these issues professionally, accurately and promptly. We can take over your payroll worries. Payroll is our business. We pride ourselves on our reputation for reliability and efficiency. Let us take over this time-consuming chore and help your company run more effectively.

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.

Surrey Community Action

Outsourcing your business support needs to Surrey Community Action helps your bottom line and supports another charity too. We work with hundreds of organisations providing DBS checks, payroll services, meeting room hire and a host of other types of support.

TD Bookkeeping & Consulting

I have been providing bookkeeping services to local business's for over 13 years. I provide a bespoke service tailored to your business to help you keep on top of your finances while you concentrate on growing your business. I have recently left full time employment managing a bookkeeping department to start up my own practice, I know what it is like to start out in business on your own and how important it is to have a network of people around you for support. I am a Xero partner and also use Sage line 50 and Quickbooks to prepare your bookkeeping records for VAT returns, regular reporting and complete records for your year end accounts and tax return.

BNI Surrey
The benefits of BNI membership are many, varied and, most importantly, proven to help build any kind of business. Networking has never been more powerful. As soon as you join BNI, you’ll effectively receive an instant ‘marketing’ team – a group of local business people who will start searching out new customers for you.

Business Options
Business Options are a specialist Franchising and Business Expansion consultancy, that combines hands-on experience with established business practices, to provide tailored, practical, realistic advice and support in the fields of Franchising, Licensing, Distributorships, Agencies and other forms of Business Expansion. 01420 550890

Connect Surrey
Connect Surrey, are passionate about networking… it is the easiest, most effective way to find new business! Regular fortnightly and monthly meetings held.

Enterprise First
Established over 30 years ago Enterprise First provides free impartial advice, information and support to start-up, new and existing businesses. Small business owners or those thinking about starting a new business can access a range of free support from confidential one to one sessions with our experienced business advisors to our informal workshop programme. 01252 319272

Enterprise First
Enterprise First provide advice and support to some 3,000 south-east based clients each year considering starting a business or running an existing small enterprise. We also offer accommodation on "easy-in - easy-out" terms in four Enterprise Centres. 01252 319272

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub
Aimed at businesses looking to succeed in the Enterprise M3 area, the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub is an expert advice and resource network which helps businesses achieve results quickly through a free personal, tailored service focused on Growth. You can find forthcoming events on their comprehensive website.

FSB Surrey & West Sussex
FSB Surrey & West Sussex 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: Ray Abrahams Development Manager Ray.Abrahams@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.

Let's Do Business Group
The Let's Do Business Group is the leading provider of high quality, impartial business advice, training, access to finance and business events in the South East and a delivery partner for the Start Up Loans scheme throughout the South of England. 01424 205 500

Orega-Surrey
01932 445000

S100 Club
The S100 Club is a unique Angel Investment Network, showcasing the best innovative high-growth propositions. It is a not-for-profit club with a focus on creating a strong and connected network of investors and presenting them with the best investment propositions from across the UK.

She.Space
The short and sweet of it: she.space is a seriously impressive knowledge network of talented and influential women in Surrey. That’s not a pat on our own backs – these legends speak for themselves, we just sing their praises.

Surrey Chamber of Commerce
Are you thinking of starting a business or have you just started one and need advice? Setting up a business is an exciting and inspirational opportunity but it can also prove to be challenging especially on your own. Surrey Chambers of Commerce are pleased to be able to bring you our Start Up Business Advice Service to help you on your journey to success. We connect over 5,000 business people every year, providing a range of high quality services to help you grow your business, increase your contacts and obtain the right kind of support.

Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Surrey Chambers of Commerce is the county's largest independent not for profit business support and networking organisation. Representing the interests of 1500 businesses (55,000 employees). All of our services and products are directed by the business community for the business community. Address: 14 A Monument Way East, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5LY 01483 735540


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