Merseyside Business Advice

Merseyside Business Advice
Merseyside Business Advice

Merseyside 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 Start-Up Guide
Step-by-Step Start-Up Guide

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

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 infographic provides a colourful but informative visual walk through the start-up process.

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

Your Advice Questions Answered

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If you run your own business in Merseyside 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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Merseyside Business Advice

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

Starting your business? You may be simply thinking about starting a new business in the coming weeks or months, or you may have already fully committed to the journey. Whatever stage you are at, you need to ensure that you have the right planning, strategies and systems in place to ensure you are on the right track from the onset. Our professional advisers can help you with: Business structures, Incorporation of the business, Business growth and planning, Financial management, Marketing strategies Through the Business Start Up Programme you can access: * Bespoke, one-to-one support to start your business. * Access to specialist guidance, knowledge and expertise * Accredited advisers who understand all forms of business and enterprise * Assistance to access suitable forms of funding to support your ambitions Depending upon your location, grant funding may be available so your business start-up support is free of charge. Such support is dependent upon grant funding eligibility at the time of application.
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John Grimes Consultancy is a new type of business consultancy firm that has one very clear and firm objective: to enable people to establish their own businesses by allowing them to tap into a wealth of expertise in an instant and to supply valuable insight, information, knowledge, and expert support to entrepreneurs, small and medium enterprises (SME) and top executives to help
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Prowess is the online hub for women-friendly business support, inspiration and information. Our vision is an environment where women in business can flourish. Be inspired Prowess is full of stories and shared experiences from women who’ve made their own way in business. Everyone has a story to tell. And women who are thinking of starting a business – and those looking to grow – say there aren’t enough stories of real women in business out there. In our recent survey 43% said they wanted to read more experiences and case studies from ‘real’ women in business! Read them here, or submit your own here.
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Blue Orchid has extensive experience of delivering business start-up programmes across the UK. Our programmes include not only the general start-up advice essential for all entrepreneurs, but also in-depth training on key business issues for high growth start-ups and young businesses. Our experience in delivering start-up support as lead accountable body, delivery partner and sub-contractor has also allowed us to develop a tried and tested implementation process. This ensures that we can not only provide a rapid roll-out of support services but can do so using processes and procedures that are compliant with the most stringent monitoring and audit requirements including ERDF/ESF compliance.
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Inside LAB there is a versatile event space where Members can attend monthly talks, workshops, networking socials and community events which attract individuals from across Liverpool’s tech, digital and creative industries. LAB Members can attend free of charge and take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with peers, network and gain new skills.
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Based on the first floor of Central Library, the Business and Intellectual Property Centre can support you if you're looking to start or grow your business. From taking those first steps to successfully launching and developing a business, you will find people and business resources here to help you.
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If you are looking to start up a new business and you would like support and guidance, you can contact Jak Devlin, St Helens Chamber of Commerce, by calling 01744 742096, or by emailing jak.devlin@sthelenschamber.com.
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Business support and advice. This page on the Liverpool Ciyty Council's website contains details of a number of organisations and services are on hand to help you start or grow your business.
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The Liverpool City Region LEP is Liverpool City Region’s primary economic development company, and the most innovative of its kind in the country.
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Liverpool in Work can give limited information regarding employment legislation, but would recommend that you look at the information available on the websites listed on their site (follow link).
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We help businesses in Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral overcome the challenges involved and identify opportunities, because to build and maintain a successful local economy, we need successful local businesses. We can identify the right guidance, support and funding for your business. We can help you with everything from strategy to sales, production and exporting. We’re here to help you grow your business.
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If you have a great idea for a new business, The Women’s Organisation is here to help. Everyone’s journey is different, from the exciting light bulb moment of initial inspiration, to the many milestones along the way towards actually starting your own business. We can help you with a bespoke plan to suit your personal circumstances and experience, which will give your new business the very best chance of success. So talk to us today about your big idea, and let’s get your business ball rolling.
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