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Start Your Own Business in Cambridgeshire

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

Welcome

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

Start Your Own Business in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in Cambridgeshire

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

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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 2021
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 Cambridgeshire.

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 Cambridgeshire
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Key Contacts in Cambridgeshire

Orange Squash Agency
Digital Marketing * Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) * Pay Per Click * Social Media Marketing * Email Marketing * Content Marketing * Marketing Automation * Website Usability Testing * Analytics and Reporting * Video Production and Animation * Target audience analysis
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Emma Read | Freelance Virtual Assistant
Providing office support and administration including word processing, business correspondence, database creation and management, spreadsheet design, data analysis, internet research, proof-reading, editing, document formatting, page layout, writing user and training guides and much, much more... NO employee tax, national insurance, holiday pay or sick pay NO recruitment or agency fees NO office space or equipment needed NO long term commitment Just office support when you need it... Freeing up your time to focus on your business while I complete your administrative tasks.
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Cambridgeshire County Council - Business
The business support page on Cambridgeshire County Council's website includes information about: Advice for business; Business continuity; Business investors and funding network; Business & IP Centre Cambridgeshire; Business Resources; Business support organisations; Employing young people; Looking for business premises; Relocating your business to Cambridgeshire; Setting up and running a business; Supporting employees with childcare.
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Finley Design
We are not your typical website design agency, we deliver cost effective, professional websites for small businesses, startups and Ecommerce clients across the UK. A multi skilled web design agency based in St. Neots, Cambridgeshire with clients large and small across the UK. We are passionate about what we do and produce websites that deliver results from the start. We offer professional digital marketing solutions to growing companies that exceeds our clients expectations on service and results.
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Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce
Cambridge has a vibrant and innovative economy and the Cambridge & South Cambs Chamber Committee works hard to ensure that the needs and concerns of SMEs are reflected in the local and regional decision-making processes. Address: Enterprise House,The Vision Park,Histon,Cambridge,CB24 9ZR
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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