Bristol Business Advice

Bristol Business Advice
Bristol 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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Free Business Planning Resources

The following items are in our FREE start-up pack and can be download individually or as part of the whole pack.
Step By Step
How to Start a Business Step-by-Step

An easy to read, step-by-step guide to setting up your own business. Each step is explained briefly and in plain English.

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Start-Up Checklist
Business Start-Up Checklist

"You don't know what you don't know!" Make sure that you don't miss anything by plotting your progress with this 125+ point checklist.

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Start-Up Map
Business Start-Up Map

This very popular infographic provides a colourful visual walk through the start-up process and used to occupy the centre pages of our Start-Up newspapers.

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Business Plan Template
Business Plan Template and Instructions

One of the most important steps but is often ignored. This document will provide you with a clear road-map for your business.

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Start-Up CD
Start Your Own Business CD

We have created a CD based upon the start-up map. You can now download and enjoy the whole of this unique interactive experience.

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Start Your Own Business Powerpoint
How to Start a Business Powerpoint Presentation

Designed to compliment the business plan template, this presentation can be personalised and you are welcome to use it (free).

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If you run your own business in Bristol and would like to learn more about business planning and how business support organisations can help you, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.

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Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Bristol area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

High Growth Knowledge Company

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
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. 0117 944 5330

Business Ambitions
Practical Advice and Support for Start ups and Small Businesses 07734 918755

Employers Cookbook
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. 7711843014

Enterprise Support Service
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: 01173 703 134

Flair 4 IT
Flair4IT are a energetic, fresh faced IT company at the heart of Bristol supporting companies ranging from SMEs to local government. 8452990811

Hartcliffe and Withywood Ventures
Free confidential impartial information, advice and guidance is provided. For further information please call 0117 9781708 between 9.00am - 5.00pm or e-mail us at gatehousecentre@yahoo.co.uk. 0117 9781708

Hutchinson (Legal) & Associates
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. 0845 094 2885

Outset Bristol
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. 0800 032 2903

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