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How to Start a Business in Gloucestershire

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

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How to Start a Business in Gloucestershire

Starting a business in Gloucestershire

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

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

Starting a business in Gloucestershire

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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Free Startup Guide

Start Your Own Business in 2021
Download the 2022 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes all of the most important subjects covered in an easy to read way.

The idea of starting your own business can be incredibly exciting and who can blame you for being tempted?

However, the sad truth is that far too many new enterprises fail in the early stages. Our aim is to make sure that you don’t become one of them.

This guide explains the key start-up subjects in simple English.

There is also plenty of help available in the area and much of it is free - please do make the most of it.

Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.
Starting a business in Gloucestershire

Key Contacts in Gloucestershire

'You don't know what you don't know' is a phrase that is so applicable to starting a new business.

Gloucestershire is a great place for start-ups but your chances of success are dramatically improved if you make the most of the support that is available locally. Click on logos to visit their websites.

Advice

Start and Grow Enterprise (SaGE)
Whether you have a big idea to get off the ground, an existing business which is facing some new hurdles, or youve decided its finally time to be your own boss; you are now part of the self-employment revolution.The roads going to be rocky, but journeys are always easier with the right people around you. Every entrepreneur, freelancer and small business owner goes through the same set of challenges, and since 2017 weve helped over 700 of them to come out on top. All of our training, courses, advice and resources are free of charge. Start and Grow Enterprise is devoted to helping Gloucestershire continue its reputation of self-starting innovation and invention, by making it easy to get the right support.
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Accountancy

MCH Financial Solutions Ltd
I am an approachable down to earth qualified ACCA accountant. I am able to provide all kinds of Bookkeeping and Accountancy services including management accounts, payroll, financial accounts, VAT and corporation tax returns, as well as being able to advise on start ups, cashflow, tax, inventory mangement, costing, cost reduction and business planning or exits. I am married and love to spend time with family, walking my dogs and watching sport. predominantly Gloucester Rugby, Derby County Football and Formula 1. Give me a call for a chat about any requirements you may have.
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Accountancy

Blenheim, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers
Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers for small & medium size enterprises Blenheim provides a fresh approach to accounting and finance for small and medium size enterprises in Bristol and the South West. We paint a clear picture of your finance, highlight opportunities, and give you the assurance you need to make the best business and organisational decisions. Regardless of the size of your business, or whatever stage you are at, our Virtual Finance Team can provide you with an economical way to tap into the skills of a highly experienced Virtual FD and a full range of Accounting services With Blenheim Accountants and Business Advisers on your side, you can focus on what you do best - managing your business for growth. So call us today for a no-obligation discussion about what Blenheim can achieve for your organisation.
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Online Marketing

Enterprise Online Marketing Solutions
In todays connected world Digital Marketing and the World Wide Web forms an essential part of business marketing. You need to be easy to find in all the places that your existing and potential customers are likely to visit and make sure that you are professionally representing your business. You want more sales, more leads, phone calls and enquiries, more newsletter subscriptions andor more downloads! To achieve these ambitions, you need an effective website, effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to make sure that you appear in Google, Bing and Yahoo search results as well as an active presence on all the Social Media sites that your clients are likely to be using Using a range of affordable and effective Digital Marketing I can ensure that your business is easy to find by your customers.
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Networking

FSB Gloucestershire & West of England
FSB Gloucestershire & West of England 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: Sam Holliday Development Manager Sam.Holliday@fsb.org.uk
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Advice

CMC Partnership
We are a firm of business advisers who specialise in helping you, as a business owner-manager, to plan and prepare for every stage of your businesss life cycle, from its start up and early growth to your eventual exit.
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Design

PRH Design
BIG AGENCY THINKING, SMALL AGENCY COST Would you like to increase the visibility of your company? Would you like some great creative and compelling marketing material? Could you work with skillful designers who can create and produce powerful, brand building messages without breaking the bank?
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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.

How to Start a Business

We have created a collection of 100s of startup 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 'articles' at: How to Start a Business