Start Your Own Business in Barking

Starting a business in Barking
Starting a business in Barking

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

Start Your Own Business in Barking 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.

Everything that you will find on the site is free or very low cost and includes our free start-up pack , a series of factsheets which cover all of the key considerations, relevant templates, links to other useful resources and our free downlodable 'Start & Grow Your Business' guide . We have been helping start-ups and exisiting business owners for the past 18 years and in Barking since 2005.

Accordingly, we have amassed an enormous amount of relevant useful business information which we are happy to share with you free of charge.

Friendly Advice

We hope that you find the site useful and wish you the very best of luck on your exciting journey. If you are unsure of where to start, we suggest that you get a feel for what is going on locally by having a look at the following pages:

If you offer services that could help local business owners, we would be happy to point them in your direction! Add your details (FREE!) here.

Recommended Local Partner

BM Cooper & Co Ltd

We are an established firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered auditors, set up primarily to cater for small and medium sized organisations in and around London. We have significantly increased our client base with customer recommendations by offering high quality services to clients and thereby minimising their tax liabilities and assisting in their growth.

Whatever type of work we do for you, whether we provide a complete range of services or just one of our specialist services to complement your existing advisers, we value all clients whether large or small, an individual or a business.

You can be sure that we will deliver our services with the full level of our commitment and expertise leaving you with the confident that your advice or service is given within the professional ethics of the accounting profession.

It is clear to us that basic day-to-day bookkeeping and financial matters present a major challenge, no matter the size of the business. Our focus is those companies operating without an in-house accounts department, for whom bookkeeping continues to be a significant frustration and strain as poor financial systems and planning are a major cause of business failures.

BM Cooper & Co Ltd
Tel: 020 8526 7888
Web: https://www.bmcooper.co.uk

FREE Start-Up Pack

Our FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.

  1. Start-up checklist
  2. Step-by-step guide
  3. Business plan template
  4. Personal budget planner
  5. Cashflow forecast template
  6. Marketing plan template
  7. Guide to business networking
  8. Start-up map
  9. Web & SEO Checklist
  10. Start-up map
Free start-up pack
One-time registration required but this unlocks all of the free resources on the site.

FREE Book

Start & Grow Your Business in London

Start & Grow Your Business in London

This free 140 page book is packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow your business successfully.

We have been running SYOB for over 10 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between success or failure.

Starting a business is easy but keeping it going and making a profit is a completely different proposition. The good news is that there are tried and tested 'rules' which have consistently proved to work.

As the old addage says 'you don't know what you don't know'!

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FREE 'Start & Grow Your Business' Book

This 2020 Edition is packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Barking

Start & Grow Your Business in London
  1. Overview - easy to follow step by step guide
  2. Advice - where to find help and support
  3. Business planning - are you ready?
  4. Market research - is there a gap in the market?
  5. Business set-up - choosing the right structure
  6. Premises - work from home or premises?
  7. Finance & funding - your funding options
  8. Accountancy & tax - tax and VAT explained
  9. Business networking - tips and local groups
  10. Getting online - online marketing, social media
  11. Employing staff - how to find and recruit
  12. Law & insurance - the key considerations
  13. Common mistakes - and how to avoid them
  14. Business directory - useful contacts

You can download the whole of this 140 page book now free of charge. We are sure that you will find it both interesting and useful. The 2020 edition is packed with useful hints and tips, relevant, easy to read guides to all of the relevant subjects, real-life examples, and lots of contacts to enable you to get off to the best possible start.

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Start-Up Services

We are keen to see you succeed and can recommend the following...

Business Plan
If you have already prepared a business plan, but feel it needs a professional 'eye' to look over it before presenting it to a bank or investor, or you’re worried that it simply isn’t up to scratch, then we can help.
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Mentoring
A professional business mentor is an invaluable resource for businesses of all shapes and sizes, so stick with one and they will help you to grow from a start-up to an established business.
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Peter Gow
Discover how you can earn a lifelong income by helping people get an all together better deal on their Gas, Electricity, Landline, Broadband and Mobile services. People like you have changed their lives!
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Start-Up Loan
We have partnered with Transmit Start-Ups to deliver the Start Up Loans scheme to UK entrepreneurs. This is a government backed scheme, providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance.
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Exhibition items
Print My Tablecloth and Harberson Ltd supply a wide range of printed tablecloths, exhibition display stands, pop up displays, pull up roller banners, and a range of embroidered tablecloths and personalised promotional items. If you are new to exhibitions and trade shows, we can help you to find the right solution to help grow your business in the direction you want it to grow.
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Barking Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

We are Keith Malcolm and Company. We are a small, long-established accountancy practice that genuinely puts the interests of clients first. Our business is to understand and help your business. - We prepare accounts for every type of activity, from sole traders and partnerships to limited companies. - We prepare every sort of tax return for businesses and private individuals. - We also offer a payroll service and arrange tax refunds for subcontractors. Most of our clients come to us from recommendations of other clients. Many clients have been with us for over ten years
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Need start up advice, help with your business plan, funding, sales or marketing. Overwhelmed with everyday administrative tasks. Reluctant to take on staff for budgetary reasons. Wish you had more time to focus on developing your business. We provide administrative support and consultancy services for charities, SMEs, social enterprises, sole traders and start-ups on an ad hoc basis at affordable prices. Please contact us for a quote. Our services include: Book keeping Data entry Word processing Invoicing and payment collection Website build and updates Startup advice Business plans and projections Help securing funding Business development Market research and surveys On and offline marketing Branding and PR HR solutions Operational reviews Strategic consulting
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With our Start-Up series of workshops we will help you learn all the fundamentals of business start-up. On completion of the programme you should have the first draft of your business plan and a better understanding of where you would like to take things next! No experience necessary.
At the BEC we offer the following: * Clean & modern office space just 15 minutes from Central London, including: * Hot desks * Competitively priced, small, medium, large, extra large offices * Premier Business Lounge (available from September 2016) * Meeting rooms & large conference room * Fully functional, soundproof photographic studio * Excellent bus & rail links: * We are on the District Line, C2C & TFL Overground plus many bus routes * Our offices are just 5 minutes walk from Barking Station * Access to your office between 06:00-00:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 – 20:00 Saturday and Sunday. * Qualified business advice from our in-house Counsellor * Associate business counselling programme (ABC Programme) * Digital Marketing expertise from our in-house IT expert * Friendly, professional Reception Team operating between 08:00-18:00 Monday to Friday offering the following service: * Greet visitors & advise you that they have arrived * Receive, sort & advise you of post or deliveries * Book meetingconference rooms for you * Arrange appointments with our business CounsellorIT expert * Look after your printing, photocopying & facsimile requirements * Accept payment for rent * Point of contact for enquiries * Professional reception services
Starting Point is a unique, purpose built-facility that helps local community groups and organisations to flourish and deliver benefits to the local area. We are located in an area of major regeneration in Barking town centre, close to Tanner Street, an East Thames housing development completed in 2006. Starting Point supports community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations by providing office, meeting and storage space, business training and a wide range of support services.
Barking Enterprise Centres provide vibrant business hubs for organisations around London. We link people, ideas and opportunities to stimulate business growth. Our services support startups and SME’s. There are currently over 80 businesses operating from workspace provided by the BEC. There are regular networking events which you gives you the opportunity to grow your business.
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