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Start Your Own Business in Leicestershire

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.


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

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

Starting a business in Leicestershire

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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 Leicestershire.


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


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 Leicestershire
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Key Contacts in Leicestershire

Pro Active Resolutions
Running a business is both exciting and challenging. Your journey to success won’t be in a straight line. At times there will be diversions and bumps in the road. Supporting businesses of all sizes is what we do. With a helping hand from us you will achieve success. We love working with small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) who are looking to grow. We’ll help you deal with the demands you will have to face and help guide you on the right track. Want to: - Know how much profit you’re making? - Make more money? - Manage your cashflow better? - Make your business dream come true? Then we’re the accountants for you. Contact us and arrange a relaxed, no-obligation chat 0116 2247122 Save time, money and stress- Call us today
DLZ Design
We are a full service creative marketing agency Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, but what does that mean? We can help your business with a marketing package to give you the biggest “bang for your buck”. In other words, we help businesses with everything from logo design and branding, right up to full marketing packages which include brand development, digital and print design, social media management and most importantly of all, web design & SEO. We create high quality, money making websites, from our web design agency in Ashby de la Zouch, near Leicester. Results driven marketing, tech support, and full service marketing packages at affordable, small business prices! If you are looking for web design in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicester, or anywhere else, let us help you to meet your targets and create a website to blow away your competitors!
Hinckley Web Design & IT Services
Hinckley Web Design & IT Services - offering a range of IT & Website Services for Local Small Businesses & Home Users. No Contracts just simple Pay As You Go IT Support. Website Diagnostics, Web Design, SEO Maintenance, PC. IT & Network Troubleshooting. Prompt, Polite & Professional. Here are just some of the affordable services offered Web Design.SEO.PC.Network.Troubleshooting Virus.Malware and Spyware Removal Software Installation Hardware Installation Wireless.Wired Networking System Upgrades.Updates Data Backup Data Recovery Remote Support Web Design Web Hosting Logo Creation Social Media Marketing Advice Paid Advertising Campaigns Keyword Research advice
FSB Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland
FSB Leicestershire, Northamptonshire & Rutland 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: Maxine Aldred OBE Development Manager
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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