If you are thinking about starting a business in
or would like to grow your exisiting business, you have come to the right place!
Start Your Own Business in
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
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 Bexley 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.
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!)
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.
- Start-up checklist
- Step-by-step guide
- Business plan template
- Personal budget planner
- Cashflow forecast template
- Marketing plan template
- Guide to business networking
- Start-up map
- Web & SEO Checklist
- Start-up map
One-time registration required but this unlocks all of the free resources on the site.
Start & Grow Your Business In 2019
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'!
FREE 'Start & Grow Your Business' Book
Edition is packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in
- easy to follow step by step guide
- where to find help and support
- are you ready?
- is there a gap in the market?
- choosing the right structure
- work from home or premises?
Finance & funding
- your funding options
Accountancy & tax
- tax and VAT explained
- tips and local groups
- online marketing, social media
- how to find and recruit
Law & insurance
- the key considerations
- and how to avoid them
- useful contacts
You can download the whole of this
page book now free of charge. We are sure that you will find it both interesting and useful. The
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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We are keen to see you succeed and can recommend the following services.
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.
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.
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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Keep up to date with the most recent business thinking from around the world
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...
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the
area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Helping resolve taxing issues for employed, self-employed, contractors, subcontractors, partnerships and owner managed businesses:
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.
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.
The issues to consider when starting up in business.
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.
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.
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.
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...