Start Your Own Business in Bexley

If you are starting a business in Bexley, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Bexley contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help you get your new venture off the ground. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business startup advice and services that you need.

Free start-up pack

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 Your Own Business book.

Every year, over 400,000 people start a business in the UK and, apparently, at any one time, up to a fifth of the working population would like to join them. If this is you, we would love top help turn your dream into reality by sharing some of the information that you will need to make your venture a success.

Start Your Own Business In 2018

We have been helping new business start-ups for the past 18 years and this Bexley section has been in place since 2005. Accordingly, we have amassed an enormous amount of relevant useful start-up information which we are happy to share with you free of charge. This will enable you to learn from those who help start-ups and from the lessons learned by people, just like you, who have already set up on their own.

Local contacts

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, can I suggest that you get a feel for what is going on locally by having a look at the following pages:

Accountancy & Tax | Bookkeeping | Business Advice | Business Funding | Business Grants | Business Networking | Business Opportunities | Commercial Law | Communications | Design & Branding | Education & Training | HR & Staff | Insurance | I.T. | Marketing | Mentoring | Office Services | Online Marketing | Photography | Print | Property & Working from Home | Web Design

FREE Start-Up Book

Start Your Own Business In 2018
Start Your Own Business In 2018

This free 150 page book is packed with start-up information and contact details designed to help you start 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 start-up 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-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

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Latest Start-Up Articles

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We try to keep our eyes open for useful and interesting news stories and useful resources which could help if you are starting up or running a small business. Hopefully, this will save you the time and trouble! The latest additions are...

A Basic Guide to Importing

Basic Exporting Guide

Tips to Keep Your Business Healthy

Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them

Bookkeeping tips for start-ups and self employed

Bexley Local Contacts

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

4Networking

4 great reasons to be part of 4Networking 1. Flexibility and reach 4N gives you access to a unique joined-up national business network. Our ‘Passport membership’ lets you choose from 5000+ 4Networking events each year. We have groups in most major towns and cities in the UK. Use your Passport to network locally, regionally and even nationally. Choose from Breakfast, Lunch and Evening meetings + join the UK’s fastest growing Facebook business group - just search on Facebook for ‘4Networking Community’. 2. A stream of business appointments Bypass gatekeepers by having three 10-minute 1-2-1s at every 4N meeting, with people you choose. Also use 1-2-1s to find trusted suppliers. 1-2-1s are one of the key elements in our relaxed yet productive meeting format, which is tried, tested and loved by our members. 3. Relaxed, fun and friendly networking At 4N, it’s easy to just be yourself. At our meetings and online we’ve created an unstuffy environment. The cornerstone of 4N’s ethos is Meet>Like>Know>Trust, as it’s the best way to gain customers, collaborations and suppliers. If this sounds like your kind of place, then become part of the 4N community. 4. A platform to demonstrate your expertise We give you so many ways to raise your profile and establish yourself as the go-to person in your field. In the room and online, being able to offer ‘4Sight’ presentations can gain you a massive audience. Plus of course, you and your business benefit from other 4N members’ advice and help. Established for over 11 years, 4Networking is helping thousands of business owners to grow their businesses. It’s business networking the British way. Register at www.4networking.biz (it takes 2 minutes) and then you can book your first meeting, to see how 4N will work for you. Browse our list of meetings here: www.4networking.bizevents. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

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FSB - Special Start-Up Membership

The FSB Business Creation package has been specially designed for those looking to start up, or have recently started a small business. Tailored benefits will help you get your business off the ground and we’ll be with you each step of the way. Join today for £129.

News Shopper

The News Shopper newspaper was founded over 50 years ago and is still the most read news brand in the area. Covering quality local news in Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Dartford and surround areas with a market leading newspaper plus a vast and ever growing online and social media audience. We offer a wide range of targeted marketing solutions to suit all budgets and expert advice. Contact Jennie McPherson to arrange a meeting to discuss your business marketing needs - jennie.mcpherson@london.newsquest.co.uk

Robsons Accountants
The issues to consider when starting up in business. Business plans. Every new business should have a business plan. It is the key to success. If you need finance, no bank manager will lend money without a considered plan. We consider why you should draw up a plan and what it should include. Business structures - which should I use? Having made the decision to be your own boss, it is important to decide the best legal and taxation structure for your enterprise. The structure for you will depend on your personal situation and your future plans. Consider the options available. Considerations when starting a business. It is the ambition of many people to run their own business but there are many issues and pitfalls to consider. What issues should you consider when setting up in business? Could I really make a go of it? If you are looking to run your own business, it is worth looking at what is required to succeed. Credit control. We consider what you need to be checking in order to understand if your customer can support the amount of credit you are granting. Insuring your business When starting a new business, you will no doubt recognise the need for insurance. It can provide compensation and peace of mind should things go wrong but can also represent a significant cost. We consider the types of insurance you may need. Raising finance. Every business needs finance - we look at what type of finance is best suited to the development of your business. Sources of finance. The financing of your business is the most fundamental aspect of its management. Get the financing right and you will have a healthy business, positive cash flows and ultimately a profitable enterprise. We summarise the means of finance that are available and where we can help.

Robsons Accountants
Just bring us your business ideas and we will help you to make them a reality! Most people starting up in business do so because they have a good business proposition and the enterprise and commitment to see it through...

Select Space Ltd
Select Space Limited are a long established family run company, incorporated in 1935, with 15 years of experience letting commercial premises to medium and smallstart up businesses. Select Space are providers of flexible business space, having a variety of different types, uses and sizes of accommodation, to suit all budgets.

Thames Innovation Centre
The Thames Innovation Centre (TIC) is a 50,000 sq ft award-winning business and innovation centre at the heart of Veridion Park, a 68-acre mixed use development with plans for 680,000 sq ft office and warehouse space in Erith,in the northern part of the London Borough of Bexley. The TIC is aimed at small to medium enterprises looking for a flexible, prestigious, low cost solution with space for growth. 020 8320 1000


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