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Start Your Own Business in Suffolk

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

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Start Your Own Business in Suffolk

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

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

Starting a business in Suffolk

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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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Download the 2021 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. links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc. are contained along with a useful step-by-step checklist.

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Key Contacts in Suffolk

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

Mentoring

Osborn Coaching and Mentoring
Nick is a qualified coach and a mentor with a passion for helping others make the most of their lives at work. He focuses on business coaching and mentoring, career coaching and management/executive coaching. He has a wealth of experience, having worked for 40 years for, and with, businesses of all shapes and sizes and with people from budding entrepreneurs and new recruits to experienced business people and senior managers. He has been a corporate bank manager and a management consultant. He has built and managed many operational and project teams and has spent hundreds of hours coaching and mentoring.
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Advice

TCHC
We offer a 6 day training course on Practical Skills for Business to help people who are unemployed start their own business or become self-employed. The course covers all the important areas you need to know about such as, business planning, raising finance, finding and keeping customers, legislation, tax, VAT and managing money etc. If you are unemployed or economically inactive and aged 24 or over the course is fully funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund.
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Networking

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with colleagues in the British Chambers of Commerce to produce A Business Plan for Britain, outlining what we all need to do to become a more confident, enterprising and skilled trading nation. Address: Felaw Maltings, South Kiln, 42 Felaw Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 8SQ
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Accountancy

Newman & Co
Starting up a business can seem a daunting and lonely task. There are substantial risks involved when moving away from the security of employment to become a business owner. We specialise in assisting owner-managed businesses take that leap and work closely with them ensuring that their legal, financial and statutory obligations are covered, allowing them to concentrate on utilising their own skills to their full potential and growing the business. Whatever the size or activity of your business we can provide advice on: * Business form - including sole-trader, partnership, company, charity; * Statutory obligations - including company formation and set-up and dealing with HM Revenue & Customs; * Preparation of business plans, budgets and cash-flow forecasts; * Sourcing and arranging finance; * Maintenance of your records and implementing internal procedures; * Tax planning If you are thinking about starting a business, arrange an appointment with us at the very beginning of your venture to ensure that you receive good advice and proceed in the best manner, avoiding unnecessary pitfalls in the future.
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Advice

Mid Anglian Enterprise Agency (MENTA)
Our aim is to help our clients start and grow their businesses, improve their performance and encourage them to realise their potential through a mix of one-to-one advice, business skills workshops and networking opportunities.
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Advice

Remedy For Business Ltd
Business advisors and mentors helping companies start up and grow.
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Advice

Menta
Our core service is the provision of free, impartial one-to-one advice for the self employed and small business owners. For over 20 years we have gained a reputation for being the specialist agency for assisting people to start a business, and to help established businesses to grow. Our experienced advisors are able to assist with all aspects of business.
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Start-up Steps

We have created a collection of start-up steps 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 'steps' at: Startup Steps