Start Your Own Business in Buckinghamshire

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

Start Your Own Business in Buckinghamshire 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 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 Buckinghamshire 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 following the links on this page. They will give you an idea of what advice and support is available in the area. Also we have pages dedicated to networking, free advice, funding, and grants

If you would like to know the proven steps that can make the difference between business start-up success and failure, our popular FREE start-up pack contains a step-by-step guide, templates, factsheets and a copy of our unique business start-up map.

Alternatively, we have also created our own new business 99 point start-up checklist which will give you a clear overview of the key subjects which need to be mastered on your road to success

Start-Up Success

The sad truth is that too many new ventures do not even reach their first anniversary. However, the good news is that this does not have to be the case. Running your own business is not an easy option but many of the pitfalls can be avoided with some careful research and planning in the early stages. This site has been designed with the sole aim of increasing the survival rate locally by raising awareness of both the right and wrong ways of starting a new business and promoting the businesses and organisations in Buckinghamshire who would love to help you.

Free Local Resources

Local resources and contacts sorted by classification

Here you will find a collection of FREE resources defined by topic as well as the contact details for many local businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.

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 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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Buckinghamshire Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Buckinghamshire 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.biz/events. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

Basepoint Business Centre

Business Centre providing flexible, managed offices, light industrial units, meeting rooms and virtual packages on Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe.

Buckinghamshire Business First

Buckinghamshire Business First are a business-led, business-focused community for new, established and growing businesses across Buckinghamshire. They provide members with knowledge, support and opportunities for growth. By getting involved, you join thousands of other members benefiting from their knowledge, connections, facilities, products and services. From inception in 2011, when 10 local entrepreneurs and business leaders got together to discuss how to encourage business growth in Buckinghamshire, their ‘doing-it-for-ourselves’ mentality has generated a thriving business community of over 10,000 members – and growing.

Dragon Information Systems Limited

Dragon Information Systems Limited is a UK based, high quality IT provider with the mission to take small to medium sized Businesses to the next level. Our engineers have over 20 years combined industry experience and go through vigorous annual certified training to ensure that as a company we move forward as quick as the latest technology. This combined with unique design and innovation allows us to provide businesses with bespoke, tailor made IT solutions for now and the future. Being a vendor independent company, it means we are able to source the latest high quality technology at competitive prices from worldwide accredited companies allowing us to then offer businesses the best and most suitable for them, technology at a reasonable cost. We specialise in design, implementation, support and maintenance on every aspect of IT systems from data centre design through to anti-virus, firewall, VPN security and end user support. Contact us today for a free no obligation IT Assessment on 01908 613080 or info@dragon-is.com Registered office 6 Bassett Court, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 0JN

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.

Insite Web

We are a full-service web design and marketing agency in Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes. We offer services and packages specifically aimed at start-ups and those seeking to drive more, or new business online. Our services always include business consultancy and research as standard, to help you exceed your goals. Our main services are web design, graphic design, local / national SEO services, and copywriting and content creation. We also specialise in marketing campaigns that are tailored to drive online visibility for your business and to exceed your acquisition, traffic and sales goals. We know that deciding to start your own business is a big step. At Insite Web we make the process much less stressful. Our commercial and business knowledge means we offer full start up support, as well as a range of services that provide a one-stop shop to get your exciting new venture up and running; putting you ahead of your competition. We can support you with website development and setting up your social media accounts, designing business stationery and logos. We can even supply all your IT, telephony and software requirements, plus company incorporation and all the HMRC processes for you too! Insite Web Ltd is more than just a web agency. Our team will use their years of commercial experience to provide you with a tailored start-up package that gives you the edge over your competitors and ensures your business succeeds and grows online and offline. See: https://insiteweb.co.uk/business-startup-packages/ Get A Free Consultation & Quote Now

NetEvolution Ltd

We are a London based digital web agency, specialising in affordable responsive websites and custom Microsoft.NET development for start-ups and small businesses. We create websites that are both professional and easy to use. We also offer ASP.NET development for businesses and great fixed price websites in two flavours, either a brochure site or an eCommerce site. Web sites for startup businesses from NetEvolution Ltd. Known as a reliable web development service provider for all your internet business service needs. We're dedicated to giving you the very best of service, with a focus on value, speed, and forward thinking. In addition to our web development products, we also offer support for your current site, along with mobile app development for android and iOS mobile applications too!. If you need a regular supply of industry specific unique content to keep your search engine positions on the rise - we have packages to supply that to you too from the great writers on our team who edit our blog, the twitter favourites we get every day suggest they do a great job!.

Start Up Britain

StartUp Britain is a campaign by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs. They offer inspiration, resources and guidance to help people start and grow their own business.

TaxAssist Accountants Milton Keynes

TaxAssist Accountants Milton Keynes provides a wide range of accountancy services including tax returns, annual accounts, payroll and bookkeeping. TaxAssist Accountants in Milton Keynes are a part of the largest network of accountants who offer a wealth of experience and expertise to over 65,000 small businesses right across the UK. We help a diverse range of small businesses including start-ups, sole traders, limited companies and landlords who operate in many industries. We are local experts in helping small business owners, the self-employed and individuals with all of their tax and accountancy needs in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. The practice is led by Prasanth Ganguly who has been a TaxAssist Accountant since 2015. Prior to joining the TaxAssist network Prasanth spent more than 19 years providing business consultancy, managing & delivering projects in various areas of finance, customer care & engineering, so understands the issues that bushiness face on a daily basis. Our friendly office is located in Luminous House,CMK, within walking distance of Sainsbury’s in CMK Hub, Sainsbury’s offers 3hours free parking. Opening hours are between 9.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday, with further appointment times available upon request. We provide unrivalled service to make your life easier. As clients, you will have direct access to Prasanth and benefit from the core accountancy and tax services, plus a range of additional services to support your business growth. Let us look after your financial compliance, allowing you to concentrate on your business.

Wilkins Kennedy LLP

Wilkins Kennedy LLP Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers provide a full range of accounting and business advisory services to a diverse range of businesses and individuals across the UK and abroad. Established in 1882 as a single regional office, the firm has expanded to 12 regional offices based across the South of England with a turnover of

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is a business-led 'partnership of equals' between local government and the private sector, building the conditions for sustainable economic growth in the County. 01494 568951

FSB Thames Valley
FSB Thames Valley is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area. Contact: Robyn Bourne Development Manager Robyn.Bourne@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group works with businesses across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Swindon to help them achieve their full business potential. We do this by offering members a range of services including business advice, networking events, training and international trade support. Address: Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group, 150 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough, SL1 4SS 01753 870 500


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