Start Your Own Business in Worcestershire

Starting a business in Worcestershire
Starting a business in Worcestershire

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

Start Your Own Business in Worcestershire 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 Worcestershire 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 Local Guide

Start Your Own Business in 2020

Start Your Own Business in 2020

Packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow your business successfully.

We have been running SYOB for over 15 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between success or failure.

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FREE Local Guide

Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Worcestershire.

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

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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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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

Worcestershire Key Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

We are a small member firm of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. We work with new businesses in Worcestershire and surrounding counties providing guidance and advice in all accounting and taxation matters. Company Formations - Sole Trader & Partnership Accounts - Limited Company Accounts – Payroll - VAT Returns - Income & Corporation Tax Returns - Accounting Software We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable and have a keen focus on using plain English. We will guide you through the entire start-up process helping you to build solid financial foundations to aid your future success. We specialise in implementing and supporting cloud accounting software and related applications. We are proud Silver Champion Partners of Xero. Xero, used by more than 650,000 UK businesses, is an essential low cost tool delivering user-friendly financial control, insight, visibility and a paperless accounting function saving business owners time, effort and money. Our clients benefit from fixed monthly fees and unlimited advice and support throughout the year. We never issue surprise bills. Please call us for a free no obligation discussion.
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I work with busy, motivated business leaders who are realising they need to spend time working ON their business – not just IN it. Over the last 15 years, I have developed my coaching skillset to empower individuals and teams to manage significant change, both professionally and personally. Utilising DISC; I am able to train individuals and organisations to build better, more effective teams – reducing conflict, improving communication and growing productivity.
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Malvern365 has developed over the past 8 years into a design and ideas centre for small to medium businesses and start-ups. We primarily design bespoke websites, concentrating on the visuals to give you the edge over your competition. We believe your branding is key no matter how small your business is. With over 30 years experience in Media & Marketing at Director level we are confident and innovative in our approach. Living in such a beautiful natural area gives us space to produce design work that is not only inspirational but also commercially viable. We enjoy working in The Malvern Hills and it shows in the projects we are proud to have been involved with. We are centrally based although our clients are based all over the UK. Our websites are focused and affordable. Our Print Work is eye catching and effective. Our stationery and branding stands out from the crowd. We also work with an amazing local photographer to give you that professional finish. Visit our website malvern365.co.uk for examples of our work or email us at design@malvern365.co.uk
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Blackberry are a creative design agency based in Redditch, Worcestershire. We can help promote your business by utilising our talented team's expertise in graphic design, print design, web design and development, print management, search and social, copywriting, photography and retouching. Get in touch with Anthony @ Blackberry Design today to find out more about our service offering and how we can work together to promote your business in Worcestershire, the West Midlands and beyond.
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Paul Alton, the principal of the practice specialises in translating tax into English and helping individuals and businesses cut their tax bills.
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TLA Business Services is no ordinary accountancy practice. If you just want someone to do the books and tell you how much tax to pay, there are plenty to choose from. We could even recommend one to you. But if you want an accountant who will make a real difference to your business, we should talk. Our bottom line is that we love working with small businesses with ambitions to grow, and we are passionate about building your bottom line.
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Worcestershire LEPs 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.
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