Start Your Own Business in Brighton

Starting a business in Brighton
Starting a business in Brighton

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

Start Your Own Business in Brighton 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 Brighton 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.

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.


Start & Grow Your Business in Brighton & Hove

Start & Grow Your Business in Brighton & Hove

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 Brighton

Start & Grow Your Business in Brighton & Hove
  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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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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Brighton Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

Powered by Network My Club, Network Albion is Brighton & Hove Albion Football Clubs official business networking group, offering members quality monthly networking events, a host of exclusive benefits, and the opportunity to showcase their business at the Amex Stadium. Annual company membership includes: * 1 x FREE place to 12 networking events at the Amex Stadium * Company listing in the match day programme at Albion home matches (approx 9,000 sales) * Full company profile page on Network Albion Business Club website * Promote offers to other members, local businesses and Albion fans on the Network Albion Business Club website * Marketing support via the Network Albion and Network My Club social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) * Exclusive use of the Network Albion Business Club logo * Monthly members e-newsletter * Exclusive discounted rate on conferencing and event bookings at the Amex Stadium * Claim rewards and win free membership through the member referral programme * Discounted access to attend or join other business clubs managed by Network My Club throughout the UK
Self-Employed, Small Business Owner or thinking of launching a Small Business? Running a business is about choices and decisions. I help my clients as an affordable no risk business partner in the following ways; * A sounding board for ongoing decision making. * Helping you to manage feelings and values when making decisions. * Creating and maintaining focus on whats important. * Managing Business change. * Work, Life balance issues. * Improving existing business model or creating new. * All aspects of business start-ups from concept to launch and ongoing. * Making an unprofitable business profitable. * Niching and Branding. New or existing business. * Converting Jack of all trades into * specialists. * Business Plans. For investment, loan applications and other uses. * Personality,Strengths testing and learning. * Marketing plans and social media * marketing. * Pricing of products and services. * Setting and achieving goals for business growth.. * Reaching target customers and increasing sales. * Helping you to get organised and efficient. * Business advice, mentoring, coaching support. Our first Discovery Session is free. Prices clearly set out on website. Please ring 07842 339639 or 01323 768755 You can join me on Facebook here: https:www.facebook.comjasoncornescoaching Jason Cornes. Mentor and Coach. To the Self-Employed and Small Business Owner.
Although it is fantastic to have the support, and I strongly recommend being within a local business network for support, it very often may not be the right advice for your business idea. What I do is help cut through all the information out there, and put together a clear launch plan. Whether it’s within a group session, 1-2-1, or very often a combination of both, we start to take the idea, and the individuals’ vision, and create a clear strategy. This helps you understand be more confident in making your idea work. The top 2 reasons for new business’ failing are ‘Lack of Business Knowledge’ and ‘Lack of Planning’. A well prepared business will have a much greater chance of success simply from working on some key areas. The support of a good Business CoachMentor will help guide you through all this process. I will be the individual who is supporting you to find the answers and setting actions to focus on, to make sure you get the idea to market. Very often clients tell me the best thing about the 1-2-1 sessions are they leave with a clear priority list, and they know when they meet me again in 2-4 weeks I will be expecting an update on what they have achieved. This helps to focus you on what needs to be done instead of sometimes doing the things we are more comfortable with. This effective planning will also give you a greater chance of sourcing Business Finance if you require it. I support many individuals in gaining Finance to help get their idea off the ground. If you are interested in me supporting you in creating your business then get in touch for a free chat. Check out my website for upcoming Workshop dates or book for a 1-2-1 to discuss how I can help. Look forward to speaking to you very soon!
The HR Dept Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove provides a comprehensive outsourced HR service for small to medium sized businesses across Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas including Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford and Hailsham. We understand that your workforce is your most valuable resource, but you may need help to attend to your ongoing and ever-changing HR responsibilities. An affordable outsourced HR service enables you to have a professional HR department without the expense of hiring your own HR Manager.
Third Friday Brighton is a FREE, friendly and informal networking event that takes place every third Friday of the month. You don’t need to book, we don’t levy membership fees and, we’ll say it again as it’s worth mentioning, ADMISSION IS FREE. There are no sector lock-outs and you’re very welcome whatever your line of business, whether it’s well established or at its early stages. Don’t be nervous, you can be sure of a very warm welcome. Just chat to people – the event doesn’t incorporate presentations or elevator pitches, so you can relax and focus on making some new business contacts. Meeting like-minded business owners and fellow entrepreneurs face to face is a great idea. Remember: people buy people. Come along regularly and make yourself known to Richard Russell and Susan Beckingham (that’s us). Once we understand fully what you do, we’d be happy to make introductions to other Third Friday attendees on your behalf. Bring along plenty of business cards, buy a drink andor some food. The event starts at 12.30pm and finishes at 2.30pm but you don’t need to stay for the whole event, just come and go as you please. Contact: Susan Beckingham Solid Web Strategies 07816 684 756 07816 684 756 Venue: The Pitcher & Piano 1-5 Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1NB
If you have any queries, or if you would like to discuss any ideas you have, then get in touch via phone or email and Eyetooth Design will be delighted to go through your graphic design or web design requirements with you.
Eye-catching designs from a simple logo to a new corporate identity, and from brochures and leaflets to printed marketing material, we design to make sure your business presents itself competitively and professionally. Our graphic design service includes- • Logo design • Corporate design and branding • Design for print – brochures, leaflets and stationery • Design for websites WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT Your business online 247. We design and develop eye-catching website and our web developers and technicians build in all the functionality you need. Whether it’s a brand new website or a re-designed or refreshed site, we will give you business great online presence. Our website services include- • Consultancy and design • Development and construction • Hosting and maintenance • Complete functionality – optimisation, content management and e-commerce • Google Plus, Google Find My Business and Google Analytics • Social media links - Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn PRINTING We have over 30 years’ experience in print, so we know our customers expect affordability, excellent service, quality products and great value for money. We print everything to help you promote your business and its products and services. Our print range includes- • Brochures and catalogues • Leaflets and flyers • Newsletters and magazines • Letterheads, compliments slips and business cards • Folders, posters and price lists Our customers are businesses of all sizes in many sectors of the economy, including start-ups, SMEs and family businesses - come and join them today!
Sussex Innovation is a business incubation network for entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups and corporate innovators. Its members are ambitious companies who are innovators in their field - solving important problems in new ways. Memberships range from support-only and virtual office packages, all the way through to full tenancy at one of the organisations hubs across the South East.
Starting a new business, looking to expand and develop, or stuck in a rut? If thats you we can help. We will look at where you are, where you want to go and then guide you on a route to business success
Business Social Brighton is a private Facebook Business Group for Brighton and Hove It is a place where a growing number of local independent business owners can interact and collaborate. It also has daily tips and blogs on business marketing, social media, and networking.
The Lets Do Business Group help businesses throughout the South East of England to start-up and grow through access to finance, business advice and training, as well as organising exhibitions in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton. We are a delivery partner for the Start Up Loans scheme and help budding entrepreneurs to launch sustainable and viable businesses, as well as running free start-up workshops in Hastings and Eastbourne. For those established companies looking to grow and expand, we offer Business Growth Loans to those unable to access funding from the usual High Street sources and are an approved provider of the GrowthAcclerator service. Our in-house training team specialise in leadership and management training and apprenticeships to all types of organisations, from start-ups to large multinationals. The popular Lets Do Business exhibitions take place each year in Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton, giving companies across the region the opportunity to network, promote their services or products, make new connections and generate new business. For more information about how the Lets Do Business Group can help your business, please call 0844 415 2272 or email
We simply make IT better. Computer maintenance, networking, servers, software installations, data storage, security.
Sussex Chamber of Commerce is holding 4 Your Future Careers Fairs in 2016. These events are for young people aged 14-24 to inspire, enthuse and motivate them to think about prospective careers, the employment options available to them and to make the most of their remaining time in education. The Your Future Careers Fairs is a government funded national project to deliver 250 events through Chambers of Commerce, attracting over 70,000 young people across England. Address: Unit 4, Victoria Business Centre, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9LR
We write bespoke business plans with full market research and financial forecasts for a fixed rate of
EDEAL provides CONFIDENTIAL and IMPARTIAL BUSINESS ADVICE to all businesses, ranging from pre-start to mature. The service embraces social enterprises and voluntary organisations as well as private, commercial companies.
When thinking of starting a business we would always recommend that you seek as much independent and impartial advice as possible. Services EDEAL can offer are: Pre Start Advice - Help and encouragement for new entrepreneurs combined with a dose of realism to ensure that your business idea is realistic and thought through; Business Plan Review - An independent, impartial and confidential review; Mentoring - an approach that has been recognised as one of the most effective methods of developing small business enterprises; Meeting facilitation - We can provide a facilitator to help your business planning meetings identify and reach their objectives.
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