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Start Your Own Business in Sheffield

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.


If you are thinking about starting a business in Sheffield or would like to grow your existing business, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Sheffield contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Sheffield since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

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Download the 2021 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

Start Your Own Business in 2021
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What do you get in the guide?

Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Sheffield.


Easy to follow step by step guide

Business set-up

Choosing the right structure

Getting online

Online marketing, social media

Local support

Where to find help and support


Work from home or premises?

Employing staff

How to find and recruit

Before you start

The reality of running a business

Finance & funding

Your funding options

Law & insurance

The key considerations

Business planning

Are you ready?

Accountancy & tax

Tax and VAT explained

Business directory

Useful contacts

Market research

Is there a gap in the market?

Business networking

Tips and local groups

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Key Contacts in Sheffield

Number Crunchers (Sheffield) Ltd
People often associate accountancy with fear, stress and confusing jargon. With all the pressures of running a business the last thing you need is more hassle. At Number Crunchers we remove your accounting and bookkeeping headaches, leaving you free to concentrate on your daily business needs. We are friendly, approachable and always here to help. We have been crunching numbers for over 24 years and have a real understanding of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire businesses. We are proud to say that some of our clients have actually been with us for all that time! We look forward to helping your business.
Cannon PR
Cannon PR are a results drive PR company, based in Rotherham and helping business throughout the UK
Business Sheffield
Business Sheffield wants to help business thrive in Sheffield. Whether you are looking to establish your own company, an established company who is looking to expand, or a company who is looking at investing in Sheffield, we are here to help. To find out more about the range of support that is available to businesses, phone 0114 224 5000 to speak to a member of our Business Gateway team.
Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
The Sheffield Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation that provides business support. We sit at the heart of the Sheffield business community sharing opportunities, knowledge and know-how with our members. Address: Albion House, Saville Street, Sheffield, S4 7UD
Sheffield Enterprise Agency
Our professional range of services includes ongoing one-to-one counselling sessions with accredited business advisors, a business skills training course, tailored practical workshops and seminars and two years continued aftercare for your new business. All this is free of charge to anyone living in Sheffield or setting up a business in the Sheffield area.
Irwin Mitchell Sheffield
Irwin Mitchell has a wide array of legal offices across the country; one of these offices is in Sheffield, England. This office serves a number of geographical areas including not only the City of Sheffield but also South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The Sheffield office of Irwin Mitchell practices collaborative law. The family team members at the Sheffield office number 16 while the resolution members number 14. There are a variety of types of law practiced by Irwin Mitchells Sheffield office. These include pension cases, probate law, personal injury, conveyancing and litigation. Also practiced here would be property, commercial, employment, insurance and regulatory law. The legal team at Irwin Mitchells Sheffield office can provide advice on cases whether they are national or international cases. They have provided legal representation for a variety of high profile candidates too. The office here is also well known for their services in dealing with divorce. Divorce is a very stressful time for those involved and Irwin Mitchell understands that in these situations, most couples want the matter handled deftly and quickly. These situations also involve dealing with financial matters as well, so Irwin Mitchells Sheffield office has financial advisors on retainer that help provide consultation in regards to the financial consequences of divorce. The Sheffield office of Irwin Mitchell also provides other areas of assistance in relation to divorce including asset protection. Many divorces also involve children so they are qualified to provide legal advice regarding custodial matters. In some marriages pre-nuptial agreements were made prior to the marriage, Irwin Mitchells lawyers can help in these situations too.
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You can see the full list of 'steps' at: Startup Steps