Exeter Business Advice

Exeter Business Advice
Exeter Business Advice

Exeter 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.

How to Start a Business 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.

Business 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.

Business 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.

Business Plan Template and Instructions
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.

Start Your Own Business 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.

How to Start a Business Powerpoint Presentation
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).

Please note that one-time registration is required to unlock all of the free items on this site.

Latest Advice Articles

If you run your own business in Exeter 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.

Exeter Business Advice

Useful Start-Up Resources

If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Exeter area, we would love to promote you here free of charge (add free listing).

Exeter Business Support Provides free advice, coaching and mentoring for Start up and Trading Businesses in the Exeter and Mid Devon Area.
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Exeter Business Support aims to provide: - Support for start ups to mature small and medium enterprises - Resources to help business including diagnostics, one-to-one advice, brokerage, coaching and mentoring, Internet resources, workshops and network events - Business advice that is relevant, impartial and confidential - Cross referrals across the partnership when required - Assistance for students in the University and Exeter College looking to start up
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We offer free Business Advice, coaching and training for start up and trading businesses. Free half day business start up course. fast track into the Exeter Enterprise Club 5 Module Program.
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Business Advice and Mentoring for SMEs.
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Ibd are a group of over 250 specialist advisers to SMEs. Our advisers are all experienced in running businesses in all areas and sectors. Whatever your needs, we can help
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Business adviser with 20 years experience of owning and managing businesses. I have started up 2 of my own businesses and work with start ups on a daily basis
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Virtual Assistant based in Devon, in the UK. If you are looking for someone to support you to reduce your stress and give you more time for your work or home life, then I could help you. I specialise in small businesses and new start ups. I can assist you with administration, finance, travel, logistics and other ad hoc tasks or projects. I offer a free initial call to assess what you need and how I can help you. If you chose to work with me you can outsource tasks to me, I will get the task done quickly and efficiently. I work in a way that benefits busy people, so I reply quickly and in plain English.
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North Devon+ is a new organisation which heralds a fresh approach to economic development, community and social regeneration across North Devon and Torridge. North Devon+ is a not-for-profit membership organisation which was formed in April 2008. It saw the amalgamation of 3 great local organisations; North Devon Marketing Bureau, North Devon & Exmoor Regeneration Company, and North Devon Enterprise Agency.
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Completely free business advice blog, resources and answers to submitted questions. Areas include marketing, finance, accounting, strategy, planning, innovation and operational improvement.
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West Devon Business Information Point is a Local Enterprise Agency and has been operating as a source of information and advice for businesses since September 1993. It is a non-profit making company limited by guarantee and a member of the National Federation of Enterprise Agencies. The function of WDBIP is to assist businesses with their development and sustainability, helping to improve their competitiveness, leading to increased profitability and employment.
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