Startup pack
Banner image

Start Your Own Business in Buckinghamshire

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

Welcome

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

Start Your Own Business in Buckinghamshire contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Buckinghamshire since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in Buckinghamshire

Popular resources

There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.

Click to go to
in Buckinghamshire

Download the 2021 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc.

Start Your Own Business in Buckinghamshire
Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.

What do you get in the guide?

Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Buckinghamshire.

Checklist

Easy to follow step by step guide

Business set-up

Choosing the right structure

Getting online

Online marketing, social media

Local support

Where to find help and support

Premises

Work from home or premises?

Employing staff

How to find and recruit

Before you start

The reality of running a business

Finance & funding

Your funding options

Law & insurance

The key considerations

Business planning

Are you ready?

Accountancy & tax

Tax and VAT explained

Business directory

Useful contacts

Market research

Is there a gap in the market?

Business networking

Tips and local groups

Starting a business in Buckinghamshire
Would you like to have your business featured here?
Find out more information on our partner opportunities

Key Contacts in Buckinghamshire

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
(+)
Peter Watson Business mentor & coach
ABOUT ME MY EXPERIENCE: - I have been a business mentor & coach for hundreds of small businesses for over 30 years. - I have started and sold two successful businesses of my own. - I am a retired certified practising accountant. - Former business mentor for the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. - I know the challenges that small businesses can face. - I act for start-ups & small businesses and offer my client's one-to-one business mentoring & coaching. MY MEMBERSHIPS: - Member of the Association of Business Mentors. - Member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. - Fellow Member of the Institute of Directors. WHAT I OFFER SMALL BUSINESSES & START-UP BUSINESSES: - Help in setting up a business - Help with government grants for small businesses - One-to-one business mentoring & coaching - Support to help you plan, manage and deliver the growth for your business. - Someone to bounce ideas off - Business strategy - Marketing- including social media, Seo, Linkedin, Twitter & Instagram. - Provide unbiased guidance strategic support and thinking - Help you to prioritise build and grow your network - Business plan, cashflow, budgeting & profit & loss forecast - Researching small businesses funding - Improving your business profits - Ideas for new products or services, or ways of working - Tips for your business that are gained from practical experience - Develop key business skills Running your own business can be exciting, frustrating, and nerve-racking, but watching something you have built become successful is one of the most fulfilling and exciting things you can do in life. I am passionate about what I do and it shows in my work and proven track record.
(+)
Businesses For Sale in Buckinghamshire
Browse the listings to help you buy Business for sale in Buckinghamshire. Alternatively, set up email alerts and/or start a new search. Daltonsbusiness.com is the UK’s largest online marketplace of businesses and franchises for sale.
(+)
Enterprise Doctor
Mark Harris is the Enterprise Doctor. He has over 10 years experience in that role, building on a range of roles with businesses large and small; including starting, building and then selling his own office stationery company. If you want to work with someone who understands the challenges of being a solopreneur, perhaps running a small business, having to watch every penny of expenditure, needing to work smarter, not harder, then there’s nothing stopping you – Mark is available.
(+)
MD Consulting
Starting up your own business is a big decision to make. It brings the potential for both rewards and risks, but with careful pre-planning, many of these risks can be minimised. At MD Consulting, we are experienced in business start-ups and many of our clients have been with us since we helped them establish their enterprises a number of years ago. Most people who start up a business do so because they have a great business idea, and the enterprise and drive to see it through, not because they are experts in the financial and legal aspects of running a business. The good news is that you do not need to be an expert in these fields to succeed in business. All you need is the support of professional advisers and that’s where we fit in.
(+)
Creative Jam
Creative Jam are an energetic and talented creative design agency in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire specialising in branding, graphic design, video production, animation and web design. We are a small team which means we can offer you a more personal experience – you’re not a number to us you’re a person, an individual and a friend. Our team has been assembled with oodles of experience, tons of creativity, a smattering of geekiness and a whole lot of fun! Although we each possess a vast array of skills, we all have our own specific creative superpower to help lead the team into artistic battle. We also have a team of regular freelancers we outsource to for copy-writing, specialised photography projects, SEO and digital marketing that are part of our creative jamily. We encourage our clients to speak directly to the designer or creative. Not only does this mean that you get to build up a good working relationship with the person actually working on your campaign, it also means that nothing gets lost in translation between you, an account manager and the designer. This makes the entire process quicker and smoother. By not employing account managers it also means that we can afford to offer lower prices than other agencies too. So essentially, by working with Creative Jam you’re getting large agency expertise but for small agency prices.
(+)
Bucks Bizz
For more than 30 years the property and business development team now known as Bucks Biz has been pioneering the concept of providing all inclusive quality work spaces at affordable prices in strategically important locations. From London to the Home Counties we have created our own special brand of business centres that have enabled hundreds, or even thousands, of small business people to realise their ambitions by starting their own business and then successfully moving on to bigger things.
(+)
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.
(+)
Start in Bucks
About to start up a business? Learn how Buckinghamshire Business First makes it our business to support you on your journey. More businesses start in Buckinghamshire than almost anywhere else in the country and they all need a support network to ensure they have the best chance of success. That’s why Buckinghamshire Business First offers start-up membership to anyone in the ideas stage of a business.
(+)
B2B Business Advisors
We have a host of practical business skills, and our friendly team of professionals will not only help you meet your legal accounting and tax obligations, but also assist in the growth and development of your firm. We work much more closely with our clients than traditional accountants. We want to get to know our clients’ businesses inside and out, enabling us to easily identify problems and spot opportunities. We want to help improve profits and encourage growth and focus on the areas that matter most to you! We aim to help improve profits and encourage growth whilst focusing on the areas that matter most to you! This knowledge is gained from a sustained relationship and a high level of personal contact. As a result, we are responsive to our clients’ needs and are available to support your own objectives, tailoring our advice to your business requirements and helping you to achieve greater profitability, efficiency and success. We look to build a long term and mutually beneficial relationship with all our clients, helping you every step of the way!
(+)
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group is the voice of business in the Thames Valley, on behalf of micro to multinational organisations, driving better economic conditions and new opportunities for members and the wider community. Through our recognised centre of excellence for global trade and inward investment, we provide services that promote and create opportunities for the Thames Valley business community while protecting trade and the local/national economic environment. We offer local engagement, regional representation and global opportunity.
(+)
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. Were 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!.
(+)
Franchises For Sale in Buckinghamshire
Discover our range of the best franchises for sale in Buckinghamshire and take the first step towards running your own franchise in Buckinghamshire today.
(+)
Bucks Business School
In a business environment of volatility, uncertainty, rapid change and ambiguity, we train our business students to become creative thinkers and problem solvers, and to equip them for careers that may not even exist yet.
(+)
Information for businesses
You can access a range of business information and resources from Buckinghamshire Libraries. Our service is available to companies and individuals and while there are some small charges, the majority of our services are free. Starting a business? Researching company data? Find the information you need: Start a business, Trade legally, Research companies, Find an office/premises, Discover your market.
(+)
Be Your Own Boss
Thinking about starting a business? Help is at hand! Register with Be Your Own Boss and give your new business the best chance of success. The Be Your Own Boss programme is part of the Community Board, business start-up initiative, delivered in partnership with Buckinghamshire Business First that helps people develop the skills and meet the contacts they need to give their business idea the best chance of success.
(+)
Bucks Bizz Networking
We are a business networking group with a community focus, based in Beaconsfield, Bucks. Started by seasoned networking professionals, the organisation was created with the intention of creating a warm and welcoming environment in which to do good business thus helping local businesses grow. We aspire to support and develop our members whilst, at the same time, giving back to the community. All profits from our annual memberships get donated to our nominated charity. We also carry out fund raising events throughout the year. We encourage local professionals, start-ups to established businesses, to join us for a meeting – we’d love to meet you!
(+)
Benham & Williams
You want to start a business because you are an entrepreneur with a great idea and the vision to realise it. And we're here to help you do just that. We want you to focus on what you do best - building your business - while we provide all the necessary background support. Benham & Williams are an established firm of accountants and business advisors with over twenty five years experience of providing accountancy and taxation advice to individuals, business, and other organisations. Our business clients range from business start-ups, small and growing enterprises, to established businesses. We also deal with company directors and private individuals. Each client has different aims and objectives. We take the time to get to know each client and by listening to what they want we are able to identify and deliver a cost effective and appropriate solution, assisting them to achieve their goals.
(+)
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
(+)
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 County Council (Business)
Local markets Find a local market and how to become a market trader Safety information for businesses Keeping your business safe and advice on fire safety Selling to the council Current contracts, tenders and our standard terms and conditions Conference centres and work spaces Hire a conference space or a working space in one of our buildings Business waste Advice on storing and disposing of your commercial waste, including fees, licences and legal responsibilities Business advice for landlords Problems with tenants, your responsibilities and on letting your home or property Business Continuity Management Business Continuity Management aims to ensure your essential business functions can continue during a disruption and helps you return to a normal level of operation as quickly as possible. Trading standards Our Trading Standards team has extensive experience of advising a variety of businesses Property maintenance - standard terms and conditions Standard terms and conditions of contract for use with purchase orders for the supply of materials and or the execution of work. Pay an invoice Make a secure payment for items like community care invoices and farm rents Apprenticeships information Information on apprenticeships offered by Buckinghamshire Council during the reporting
(+)
The Network
We are a friendly, relaxed, informal networking group based in High Wycombe. Our purpose is to make meeting other local businesses an enjoyable experience with no forced selling, you get your chance to present your business in a 60 second slot during the meeting, attendance is not compulsory but we would encourage your attendance to maximise your potential selling power. The Network are just a great group of people making connections and helping each other. The Network operates in the High Wycombe and Uxbridge area and is essentially a group of active business people who come together weekly to pass business referrals between themselves, and provide support and knowledge to each other.
(+)
SME MK and Buckinghamshire Business Awards
These awards celebrate the achievements of local businesses in the Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire area. Entering awards offers invaluable marketing and PR opportunities, which can be used to propel your business - you could even win!
(+)
Chiltern Chamber
Chiltern Chamber serves the interests of businesses across Chiltern region. Through our four strategic priorities, we seek to facilitate success for our members and our region: support SMEs, particularly through information and networking; support skills and training initiatives; and work to ensure a positive economic and business environment.
(+)
Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser
Keep up to date with local business news with the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser.
(+)
Bucks Bizz Networking
We are a business networking group with a community focus, based in Beaconsfield, Bucks. Started by seasoned networking professionals, the organisation was created with the intention of creating a warm and welcoming environment in which to do great business and help local businesses to grow & flourish. We aspire to support and develop our members whilst, at the same time, giving back to the community.
(+)
Basepoint Business Centre
Business Centre providing flexible, managed offices, light industrial units, meeting rooms and virtual packages on Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe.
(+)
Chiltern Business Connections
Want to build relationships with local business professionals? Want to do business with people you trust and respect? Want to develop your business skills? Chiltern Business Connections offers a new and dynamic networking opportunity.
(+)
Buckinghamshire 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.
(+)
Buckinghamshire County Council
The Buckinghamshire County Council website has a dedicated business section. It includes: Advice for businesses, Local markets, Safety information for businesses, Selling to the council, Conference centres and work spaces, Business waste, Business advice for landlords, Business Continuity Management, Trading standards, Property maintenance - standard terms and conditions, Pay an invoice, Apprenticeships information. Buckinghamshire County Council, County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1UA
(+)
Desktop Artists studio
Mobile Artists studio

FREE business listing in your area.

We are delighted to promote suitable businesses and organisations completely FREE of charge. Your coverage can contain: logo, company name, brief description, special offers, telephone number and link to your website.

Start-up Steps

We have created a collection of start-up steps articles to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their business journey. Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that have been proved not to work so well.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: Startup Steps