businesses are more likely to succeed if they seek and act upon the advice of a professional business adviser. This page should point you in the right direction.
"You don't know, what you don't know" is a great saying and so applicable to starting a business. There are so many considerations in the early stages that taking advice from an experienced business adviser will dramatically increase your chances of success.
See list of local business support organisations below.
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How to Start a Business Step-by-Step
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Were expert in growing business and working with directors and senior teams to build strategy, quicken the pace of change and deliver sustainable growth.
We blend knowledge and research with current business thinking, combined with a practical approach gained from our experience of working with high growth businesses.
You will receive executive business coaching and board advice from top consultants to help you make better and more informed decisions during times of great challenge and change.
We help you use your companys financial resources to achieve your short- and long-term objectives through budgeting, forecasting and raising money.
BRAVE Enterprise has helped thousands of entrepreneurs start and run successful and profitable businesses in Bristol. BRAVE is an independent, not-for-profit organisation based in Bristol. BRAVE provides support to: Trading businesses looking to develop and grow Business needing solutions to problems, Start-up businesses, those thinking about starting a business or becoming self employed for the first time.
Professional advice and guidance for business owners on all issues relating to the employment and management of people within a business. We provide practical solutions which really benefit your business.
Big Support for Small Business
Whatever size or shape of small business you are, and whatever your business needs, the Bristol Enterprise Support Service powered by Blue Orchid is for you!
We offer a FREE customised support package designed specifically to help small businesses to:
A legal services firm, providing advice on the best structure for new start-ups (LLP, LTD etc), as well as drafting any necessary documentation from Articles and Memorandums of Association, Shareholder Agreements, Partnership Agreements.
Outset Bristol provides free training and support to people who are considering starting their own business in Bristol. Outset Bristol is now also able to offer Start Up Loans for entrepreneurs aged over 30. These low interest loans are funded by the government and available to people starting up and new businesses trading for less than one year. Alongside Outset Bristols comprehensive pre-start support you will be offered your own post-funding mentor to help keep you on track.