Start Your Own Business in Warwickshire

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

Start Your Own Business in Warwickshire 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.

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 Book

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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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...

Bookkeeping tips for start-ups and self employed

Free Business Toolkit

FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking

The Leap Of Faith: From Startup Founder To CEO

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

Warwickshire Local Contacts

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

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.

HTDL Ltd

WE'RE A LEADING DESIGN AGENCY IN BIRMINGHAM WARWICKSHIRE AND LONDON CREATING BRANDS, BUILDING WEBSITES AND TRANSFORMING BUSINESSES. We've been building brands, developing websites and implementing digital strategies helping clients achieve their goals since 1988. With offices in the heart of the UK and London as well as an international network, it’s what’s made us a top 10 design agency, the leading European design agency for some big international brands and also led to us being on the rosters for some other great blue chip clients. We're passionate about everything we do, we don't over promise; we let our work do the talking. We'll guide you on a branding or digital journey and if you let us, we'll tell you about some of amazing success stories where we've influenced amazing business transformations to record sales figures. We're an experienced design agency, digital agency, web agency and a creative agency all rolled into one.

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.

Business Enterprise Support Limited
Our mission is to provide dynamic support which nurtures people's enterprising aspirations, skills and talents, to create sustainable futures that grow tomorrow's economy. 01283 537151

Coventry & Warwickshire CDA
Enterprise Agency providing specialist business advisory and training support to social enterprises across the West Midlands and co-operatives across the West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England. Most of our services are free to eligible clients. 024 76633911

Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce
We are here to help and, throughout an impressive history of over 110 years, we have worked with tens of thousands of businesses to help them start-up and/or grow. Address: Chamber House, Innovation Village, Cheetah Road, Coventry, CV1 2TL 024 7665 4321

Coventry & Warwickshire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The role of Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) has grown and strengthened continuously since its inception in 2011. 01926 418000

FSB Warwickshire & Coventry
FSB Warwickshire & Coventry 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: Linsey Luke Development Manager linsey.luke@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.

mtechnical
mtechnical is a local IT support company offering a wide variety of IT services focusing on small and medium businesses. If you are starting up a new business you need to have the right tools to get you off to a flying start. mtechnical can provide a full IT package that includes everything you need, setup and configured onsite ready to go. Completely bespoke to your business, it can include: PCs, laptops & server Business anti-virus Microsoft Office package (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) Unlimited email addresses Mobile email and web Website domain name and hosting Print and scan Networked, online and secure Backup solution Training Give us a call and we will design a package especially for your business! 01789 293262

Sandwell Women's Enterprise Development Agency
Sandwell Women's Enterprise Development Agency [SWEDA] is a unique agency which has been successfully providing services to the community for the past 15 years. SWEDA exists to encourage enterprise, provide career guidance and business advice and promote the personal and professional development of people in the West Midlands. 0121 525 2558


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