Start Your Own Business in Worcestershire 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.
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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
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.
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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.
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.
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 Contact via website or e-mail.
Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
GBSLEP is a partnership of businesses, local authorities and universities which supports private-sector growth and job creation. Its role is to create a globally-competitive knowledge economy, ensuring the area is recognised as Europe's natural home for entrepreneurs and wealth creators. 0121 303 4369
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce remains a dynamic member-led, not for profit organisation, working to support the local business community and specifically our 1400-strong network of member businesses. Whilst the nature and scale of what we do has changed over time, today we still work to strengthen the position of our members and ensure that the interests of local businesses are heard. Address: Post Severn House, Prescott Drive, Warndon Business Park, Worcester, WR4 9NE 01905 673 600
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
Worcestershire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
Worcestershire LEP's task is to shape the best business environment for the county, stimulate growth of the local economy, encourage inward investment, boost enterprise and job creation, and actively promote Worcestershire as an exceptional place to work, live and prosper. 01905 672700
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