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Search for your local area to find free business advice, networking groups, funding and local grants.

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Find help and support in your local area.

Search for your local area to find free business advice, networking groups, funding and local grants.

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Starting a business is the easy part!

Keeping it going profitably is an entirely different matter.

Start Your Own Business was formed in 2005 to help anyone running their own business or thinking of doing so. The aim then and is still today to provide a useful selection of FREE start-up resources and to highlight the support that is available in each area on a LOCAL basis.

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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

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FREE RESOURCE

Download our Free Start-up Pack

This FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

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What is the Free Business Startup pack

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. This collection of resources has been put together to make the process as straight-forward as possible but also to ensure that you do not miss anything important.

The pack includes: Step-by-step guide, startup checklist, business plan template, cashflow forecast, prsonal survival planner, marketing plan template, business startup map and lots of relevant factsheets.

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Registration required but this also opens all of the other resources on the site.

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FREE business listing in your area.

We are delighted to promote suitable businesses and organisations completely FREE of charge. Your coverage can contain: logo, company name, brief description, special offers, telephone number and link to your website.

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We love to receive 'guest' articles that may be of interest to anyone running their own business or thinking of doing so.

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(Note: all submissions must be relevant and are subject to moderation.)