Start Your Own Business in Cheshire

Starting a business in Cheshire
Starting a business in Cheshire

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

Start Your Own Business in Cheshire contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Cheshire since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Everything that you will find on the site is free and a good place to start is our free start-up pack, a series of factsheets which cover all of the key considerations, relevant templates, links to other useful resources and our free downlodable 'Start Your Own Business' guide.

Start-Up Steps

The sad truth is that far too many new businesses start-ups fail in the early stages and our aim is to try and make sure that you are not one of them.

To help with this, we have broken down the start-up process into simple steps which highlight the things that have worked for other start-ups and the pitfalls that you need to avoid.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: How to Start a Business Step-by-Step

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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FREE Start-Up Pack

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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

FREE Book

Start Your Own Business in 2020

Start Your Own Business in 2020

This free 150 page book is packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow 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 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 & Grow Your Business' Book

This 2020 Edition is packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Cheshire

Start Your Own Business in 2020
  1. Overview - easy to follow step by step guide
  2. Advice - where to find help and support
  3. Business planning - are you ready?
  4. Market research - is there a gap in the market?
  5. Business set-up - choosing the right structure
  6. Premises - work from home or premises?
  7. Finance & funding - your funding options
  8. Accountancy & tax - tax and VAT explained
  9. Business networking - tips and local groups
  10. Getting online - online marketing, social media
  11. Employing staff - how to find and recruit
  12. Law & insurance - the key considerations
  13. Common mistakes - and how to avoid them
  14. Business directory - useful contacts

You can download the whole of this 150 page book now free of charge. We are sure that you will find it both interesting and useful. The 2020 edition is packed with useful hints and tips, relevant, easy to read guides to all of the relevant subjects, real-life examples, and lots of contacts to enable you to get off to the best possible start.

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Cheshire Key Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

Here is a list of the key businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.

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Purple Accounts is your expert Small Business centre, accountants and business support in Warrington. Save time, save money, make money and grow! No more worries over tax, paper piles and deadlines. We’re an ear to bend - helping you achieve your goals and support your business growth - so you’re in the very best hands. 24/7 access to your financial information with our power partner XERO, means you’re in control of your finances at all times. We’re a small, friendly and approachable team based across 3 branches in Stockton Heath, Grappenhall and Padgate, Warrington. With great value for money fixed fee packages, no ‘ticking billometer’ and flexible, fast service, you can focus on making money and growing your business. We love small businesses and as a small business ourselves, we understand the high and lows that this brings. Not only can we help with all the essential compliance work, but also payroll, cash-flow, business growth, business funding, FD services, personal financial planning, wealth and estate, mortgages, trusts and pensions. For more information about Purple Accounts, request a brochure or find out how we can help your small business, email enquiries@purpleaccounts.com, call 01925 268753 or visit our website www.purpleaccounts.co.uk
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One to one Sales & Business Coaching and mentoring Cheshire As an experienced Business consultant I offer sound and practical advice and solutions on a range of problems and issues that your business might be facing including sales, staff, start ups, growth plans and strategies, increasing profit, launching and marketing new services or products on line and direct, improving and managing sales teams and negotiating with customers and suppliers to get the best deals.
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The chamber keeps your business informed about local business news through mediums such as e-newsletter, magazine, mails shots and the chambers community. The chamber staff are also able to answer your query or point you in the right direction. Address: South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Lyme Building, Westmere Drive, Crewe Business Park, Crewe, CW1 6ZD
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