Start Your Own Business In The UK

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If you are starting a business in The UK, this site is full of FREE resources, useful information and local contacts to help you start and grow successfully.

Start Your Own Business (now over 12 years old) contains information and advice but, unlike other startup sites, it also contains details of LOCAL organisations who can help you. Search for your local area to find free business advice, business networking groups, funding and local grants.

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Over the years, we have amassed a large collection of articles which we believe you may find useful. The vast majority of these have been kindly supplied by experts in each relevant field.

Stress-Reducing Tips For Busy Professionals: How To Change Your Focus
Letting go of stress when you’re a busy professional is never easy. You probably already know how much stress and anxiety can affect you on a given day with so many people counting on you to help them with their needs.
A Basic Guide to Importing
Helpful tips and advice if you are thinking about importing. Full article and free downloadable factsheet (no registration required)
Basic Exporting Guide
Helpful tips and advice if you are thinking about exporting
Tips to Keep Your Business Healthy
A healthy business results in happy teams which means increased revenue and loyal customers. It is important to keep a financial and non-financial checks on your business to sustain growth. The following advice can help keep your business healthy.
Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them
Business owners face challenges every day. Here is a quick checklist of the some of the most common traps that you need to avoid.

Start-Up Tip of the Day

Business Tips

Getting help is never a bad thing...

When you start a business its very encompassing and at times can overwhelm dont try and do it all and end up loosing that fire that made you start your business in the first place. Bring someone onboard who can help you with even the smallest of tasks and find a work life balance

See full list of latest tips
Find Local Help & Support

In addition to the information that applies to startups everywhere, we have also created LOCAL sections to help you find the help and support that is on your own doorstep. This includes, business advice, networking, funding & grants, accountancy, web design, and much more.

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McMillan Rose & Co - Chartered Certified Accountants

Areas Covered: Essex

We are a qualified firm of accountants that are friendly, approachable, will deal with your queries quickly and at a reasonable price. Clients choose our firm over others as this is the level of service they receive. Check out our reviews. Changing Accountants always seems daunting so why not meet us first, without any pressure over a cup of tea or coffee, and then have time to yourself to decide if we are the right firm for you. You need to be able to rely on a firm you can trust and will get the job done within time constraints, that's where McMillan Rose are strongest as a firm of qualified Chartered Certified Accountants. If it's advice on tax planning, including H M Revenue and Customs investigations, audit, limited company formation as well as bookkeeping, accounts, landlords rental statements, VAT and payroll services then McMillan Rose can provide those services and more. We have many clients in various different types of sectors, including: * contruction and building * solicitors and barristers * travel agents * technology * haulage * service industry * landlords * and, much more. Through giving the right advice when needed our clients have the confidence to expand their businesses when the time is right for them. Serious about your business? Then telephone us on 01245 326280 for a FREE meeting and parking to discuss how to increase your potential.

Liss Business Centre

Areas Covered: Liss

Ideally located between Guildford and Portsmouth, near to the A3 and with easy connection in just over an hour to London by train, Liss Business Centre offers flexible managed office space and workshop units to meet your needs. With 19 units in total, comprising of 11 workshops and 8 offices, this small and friendly centre is suitable for a wide range of businesses. We offer business support and advice where needed and encourage our tenants to network and connect for even more business opportunities. The centre also has the benefit of a full time receptionist to ‘meet and greet’, a meeting room with flipchart and whiteboard and ample free parking. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week, Liss Business Centre is the ideal place for your growing business, so call or email us to discuss your business today: Enterprise First offer office space or workshop rental from as little as £385 per month (excluding VAT). Licence fees are inclusive of: - The Central Reception - Rates (Non-domestic, Water & Sewerage) - Buildings Insurance, External Repairs & Maintenance - Cleaning & Maintenance of the Common Areas - Waste Disposal FLEXIBLE OFFICE SPACE WITH ADVICE & SUPPORT FOR YOUR BUSINESS Liss Business Centre, Station Road, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 7AW

Data Baby

Areas Covered: Rotherham,Sheffield,Mexborough,Barnsley,Doncaster

Data Baby offer a full range of data driven direct marketing solutions, Our specialist team provide bespoke solutions for marketing data and list rental, consumer lead generation, data enhancement, campaign management, direct mail and email.

Design Box Media

Areas Covered: Essex

Stand out from your competitors and take your website to the next level. When we work with our clients websites, we have one overarching ambition: to ensure that they really stand out from their competitors, by taking their website to the next level. This is not a task for the inexperienced, of course, but one for professionals who know how to make certain that any website they design is easy to use, SEO optimised, and gives a great customer experience. The end result is this: a web presence par excellence and tangible real world results stemming from its creation.

S100 Club

Areas Covered: Surrey

The S100 Club is a unique Angel Investment Network, showcasing the best innovative high-growth propositions. The University of Surrey’s S100 Club is the South’s Unique Angel Investment Network With its close ties to the Surrey Research Park and SETsquared Surrey (its start-up business incubation and support network) the Club’s remit is not only about presenting investment opportunities to Angel investors, it also provides support and training to businesses raising finance. It is a not-for-profit club with a focus on creating a strong and connected network of investors and presenting them with the best investment propositions from across the UK. By leveraging the University's wealth of resource and its contacts in the local entrepreneurial and investment community, the S100 Club provides the foundation for venture creation. This enables its members to take an active role in tomorrow's success stories.

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