Start Your Own Business in Wiltshire

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

Start Your Own Business in Wiltshire 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.

Wiltshire Locations Covered

Amesbury  |  Bradford-On-Avon  |  Calne  |  Chippenham  |  Corsham  |  Devizes  |  Downton  |  Kennet Dc  |  Malmesbury  |  Marlborough  |  Melksham  |  North Wiltshire Dc  |  Pewsey  |  Salisbury  |  Salisbury Dc  |  Swindon  |  Swindon Bc  |  Tidworth  |  Trowbridge  |  Warminster  |  West Wiltshire Dc  |  Westbury  |  Wilton  |  Wiltshire  |  Wootton Bassett  | 

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

Wiltshire Local Contacts

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

AE Ready Ltd

Workplace Pension Auto Enrolment Support AE Ready is an organisation dedicated to making Workplace Pensions Auto Enrolment as simple and as low cost to you as possible. Our advisers will discuss the process with you and guide you through the legal steps to ensure you are Auto Enrolment Ready. It is our belief that many employers will leave this process until the last possible minute and with thousands of employers trying to register, it is likely that this will be an administrative nightmare. With fines of up to

Enterprise Online Marketing Solutions

In today's connected world Digital Marketing and the World Wide Web forms an essential part of business marketing. You need to be easy to find in all the places that your existing and potential customers are likely to visit and make sure that you are professionally representing your business. You want more sales, more leads, phone calls and enquiries, more newsletter subscriptions and/or more downloads! To achieve these ambitions, you need an effective website, effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to make sure that you appear in Google, Bing and Yahoo search results as well as an active presence on all the Social Media sites that your clients are likely to be using Using a range of affordable and effective Digital Marketing I can ensure that your business is easy to find by your customers.

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.

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 West
Business West is one of the most influential independent business leadership organisations in the UK, representing and working with over 18,000 businesses across the South West. 01275 373373

CAB Consulting
At C.A.B. Consulting Ltd, Salisbury we fully appreciate running your own business or managing a department can be very rewarding but it is also fraught with day-to-day problems, which can take so much time and effort to resolve. Our single goal is to make our client's businesses more profitable and maximise the potential of the business. We achieve this by providing business advice which is straight talking, commercially focused and by providing cost effective solutions. Cygnet House, Durrington, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 8LQ 01722 770005

FSB Somerset & Wiltshire
FSB Somerset & Wiltshire 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: Nicola Bailey Development Manager Nicola.Bailey@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.

Small Business Advisory Service Ltd
Small Business Advisory Service Ltd provides business advice and guidance through all stages of business development. Principally for the small business, from start-up through to employing 30+ people. The service starts with a FREE general review of the business to identify current key issues and opportunities for improvement. 35 Chequers Court, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2AS 01722 568 003

Swindon & Wiltshire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The Swindon & Wiltshire LEP is a business-led public/private partnership tasked with driving economic growth in the area. Approved by government in July 2011, a working group drawn from leading business people was formed to start developing the operating framework. Known as the Business Working Group (BWG), it was jointly chaired by Nicky Alberry of GWE Business West (covering Swindon) and Paul Johnson of Knorr-Bremse (covering Wiltshire). Their role was to drive the formation process and start the discovery/due diligence process so that the new Board has a robust foundation on which they can formulate the Partnership's strategic direction and commission projects to drive growth. 07891 995678


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