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How to decide where to base your new business and some local options for start-ups.

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Business Premises? Office? Shop? Industrial Unit? Serviced Offices? Warehouse Unit? Factory? Restaurant? Workshop? Or Start from Home?

Whether you choose to work from home or are looking to rent or buy a business premises, you may like to read our commercial property articles which cover the various options for small business or new business start ups. (We also have a section dedicated to working from home.)

A list of useful contacts in Havant who are keen to help you can be found below.

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The Incuhive Space

The Incuhive Space

IncuHive Spaces are the place to be for start-up and small businesses.

We offer an everything under one roof approach, virtual offices and desk space rental to private offices, photo studios, in house accountants to web developers and legal experts!

Join a like minded supportive community of business people!

IncuHive Spaces offer business incubation and co-working centres with a creative twist, providing mentoring, investment, office space, networking and a whole host more.

IncuHive Spaces are open to an unrestrained demographic, IncuHive seeks to launch the next generation of businesses across all spectrums and backgrounds. College leavers, University students and graduates or those already in the workplace looking for a change of direction; IncuHive is open to everyone.

IncuHive provides a range of services to help kick start a business into profitability, from basic one to one mentoring to complete investment acceleration programs. Alongside, the start-ups can take advantage of our in-house accounting, payroll, legal, web development and much more at affordable prices exclusive to IncuHive clients.

IncuHive is a business incubator at heart, although we provide a range of affordable offices space for rental to anyone interested. This said, our aim is not to fill rooms with clients, but to create a diverse and innovative business community. This is the real benefit from working in IncuHive; the buzz and excitement of the people around you. As is often said, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and we have the mix of people who will really help launch and push your business to the next level.

We look forward to welcoming you to a space near you!

Chandler's Ford
Unit 7, Mayflower Close, Chandler's Ford Industrial Estate, SO53 4AR

Southampton
IncuHive Space, 182 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2BY

Winchester
Westgate Chambers, Staple Gardens, Winchester, SO23 8SR

Basingstoke
8 Church Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7QE

New Milton
IncuHive - 31-33 Compton Road, New Milton BH25 6EQ

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Local partners

We are happy to promote anyone who is prepared to offer friendly support to local start-ups.

Our local partners have been kind enough to help us and are keen to help you too.

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An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes all of the most important subjects covered with links to useful articles and relevant contacts.

The idea of starting your own business can be incredibly exciting and who can blame you for being tempted?

However, the sad truth is that far too many new enterprises fail in the early stages. Our aim is to make sure that you don't become one of them.

This guide explains the key start-up subjects in simple English and points to where you can find help and support.

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Commercial Property
Location, location, location! Deciding where to run your business could be determined by the nature of your work, running a restaurant from home is probably not a good idea and a window cleaning business is unlikely to need swanky offices! This selection of articles should help you decide whether to work from home, lease or buy a property, or use a virtual facility.

Home or Away

Deciding where to run your business could be determined by the nature of your work, running a restaurant from home is probably not a good idea and a window cleaning business is unlikely to need swanky offices!

Work from home

Working from home is definitely the cheapest option, but not always the best. You will need to ensure that you can separate home and work life. Will you be able to motivate yourself and concentrate, or possibly even moretempting—avoid the temptation to work all the time Advantages: Cost, convenience, easy to set up, the kettle is close by! Disadvantages: Domestic distractions, possibly lone working, holiday cover, the kettle is close by!

Top tip! Check to make sure that your lease/house deeds do not prevent you from operating from home. If required, obtain permission from your landlord or building society.

Office or workspace

Starting in an office or workshop will involve higher set up costs than working from home but may be more appropriate particularly if you are planning to employ staff or if your customers come to you. There are important health &safety issues that you will need to be aware of if you are planning to work from any premises. The HSE (Health & Safety Executive) offer free explanatory leaflets at http://www.hse.gov.uk

Lease

A lease is a contractual agreement to rent a property. But do you rent or buy Your financial situation could decide this for you, but if you chose to lease/rent, think extremely carefully about the implications. Lord Forte is famously quoted as saying three most important considerations are LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! However, the better the location the higher the rent!

Who is responsible for repairs

Take legal advice. You want security, but do you want the legal obligation and for how long Business success or failure may mean that you need smaller/larger premises in the future. Ask about a ‘break clause’ which could present an ‘escape route’ at a defined point.

Purchase

Purchasing your property could prove to be an attractive long-term proposition. You will be giving yourself security of tenure, possibly an asset that will rise in value, and any repayments will be reducing your loan rather than simply paying rent to somebody else. You will need to use a solicitor to conduct the purchase, and definitely pay for a full structural survey.

License

With a license, the property owner is effectively saying “OK, you can occupy my property for a while, but I can interrupt at any time and ask you to leave.” The advantage to the owner is obvious, but it can also be a flexible and inexpensive way for a new start to move into premises. Licences are usually relatively short term.

Serviced Offices

Working from your garage or garden shed can appear amateur to prospective clients and lack the kudos of an official business address. But there is an alternative that will keep you sane without bankrupting your business before it’s even off the ground. Renting a desk in a shared office offers the best of both worlds. You’re still your own boss, but you’ll have the business support services, such as internet connection, a receptionist, meeting rooms and technical support, all available on site. You’ll have total autonomy, but feel like you are part of a community.

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Havant Commercial Property

The Incuhive Space
IncuHive Spaces are the place to be for start-up and small businesses. We offer an everything under one roof approach, virtual offices and desk space rental to private offices, photo studios, in house accountants to web developers and legal experts! Join a like minded supportive community of business people! IncuHive Spaces offer business incubation and co-working centres with a creative twist, providing mentoring, investment, office space, networking and a whole host more. IncuHive Spaces are open to an unrestrained demographic, IncuHive seeks to launch the next generation of businesses across all spectrums and backgrounds. College leavers, University students and graduates or those already in the workplace looking for a change of direction; IncuHive is open to everyone. IncuHive provides a range of services to help kick start a business into profitability, from basic one to one mentoring to complete investment acceleration programs. Alongside, the start-ups can take advantage of our in-house accounting, payroll, legal, web development and much more at affordable prices exclusive to IncuHive clients. IncuHive is a business incubator at heart, although we provide a range of affordable offices space for rental to anyone interested. This said, our aim is not to fill rooms with clients, but to create a diverse and innovative business community. This is the real benefit from working in IncuHive; the buzz and excitement of the people around you. As is often said, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and we have the mix of people who will really help launch and push your business to the next level. We look forward to welcoming you to a space near you! Chandler's Ford Unit 7, Mayflower Close, Chandler's Ford Industrial Estate, SO53 4AR Southampton IncuHive Space, 182 High Street, Southampton, SO14 2BY Winchester Westgate Chambers, Staple Gardens, Winchester, SO23 8SR Basingstoke 8 Church Street, Basingstoke, RG21 7QE New Milton IncuHive - 31-33 Compton Road, New Milton BH25 6EQ
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Basepoint Business Centres Ltd
Basepoint Havant offers a wide range of flexible business space on easy in, easy out terms, ranging from small one to two-person offices through to spacious fully functioning workshops. If you require meeting rooms,these are available to hire at competitive rates, from 1 hour to full day bookings, 7 days a week. There is free onsite car parking and refreshments and catering can be organised on your behalf. The centre is well located, just south of the A27A3(M) junction at Havant, adjoining Langstone Harbour. It offers excellent transport links, local facilities, and lies close to Portsmouth and Chichester.
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Conference and meeting rooms
Everything you need for a successful event or meeting at Langstone Technology Park. Interviewconference rooms accommodating up to 24 people. Auditorium accommodating up to 180 people. Dedicated ITEvent support team. Room set up to your personal requirements. Established Technology Park surroundings.First class on-site cateringhospitality. Starbucks coffee shop. Attractive external courtyard seating areas. Wifibroadband connection. Video conferencing.
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Hampshire Business parks
Business Parks and Industrial Sites - Hampshire. To find more details about industrial sites and business parks in a specific boroughdistrict of Hampshire, please select the area you want from the map on this page.
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Langstone Technology Park
See feature above for full details.
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