Start Your Own Business in Norfolk

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

Start Your Own Business in Norfolk contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. 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 & Grow Your Business' book .

We have been helping new start-ups as well as exisiting business owners for the past 18 years and in Norfolk since 2005.

Accordingly, we have amassed an enormous amount of relevant useful business information which we are happy to share with you free of charge.

Friendly Advice

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, we suggest that you get a feel for what is going on locally by having a look at the following pages:

If you offer services that could help local business owners, we would be happy to point them in your direction! Add your details (FREE!) here.

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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Free start-up pack
One-time registration required but this unlocks all of the free resources on the site.

FREE Book

Start & Grow Your Business In 2019
Start & Grow Your Business In 2019

This free 150 page book is packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow 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 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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We try to keep our eyes open for useful and interesting news stories and useful resources which could help if you are starting up or running a small business. Hopefully, this will save you the time and trouble! The latest additions are...

How to Use Pay-Per-Click to Help Grow Your Startup

A Basic Guide to Importing

Basic Exporting Guide

Tips to Keep Your Business Healthy

Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them

Norfolk Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Norfolk area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

4Networking
http://www.4networking.biz

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.bizevents. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

Bordeal
http://www.bordeal.com

Your part time IT Director You have probably heard of an IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) and you probably use one. In the less regulated area of Information Technology there are lots of suppliers to choose from but how do you know which one is right for you? The term buyer beware springs to mind, but that is where I can help, rather like IFAs should help with your long term financial planning. I act like your IT Director. From gaining an understanding of your business I can tell you what systems you should have in place. Systems include work flow procedures for your staff to follow as well as appropriate computer software and hardware to improve their and your productivity. Most business requirements can be met with relatively inexpensive standard software, the landscape is improving all the time. You dont have time to keep abreast of all these changes, but you cannot afford to ignore them. If you want a part time IT Director, call me for a consultation. You can learn more about what I can offer on my website.

Engage with Business Ltd.
http://www.engagewithbusiness.co.uk

Starting and Growing a Business Do you have a great idea for a business but not sure how or where to start? Have you recently started a business and find that you could do with some help? We can provide you with advice, training and mentoring to help get your business off to the best possible start. If you are trying to grow your business perhaps you may have realised that your role is changing and you need to step back and learn how to manage the business and your employees more effectively? These are all things that we can help you with. We offer a range of support which includes one to one advice sessions, training for business start-ups and business growth and mentoring on a one to one or group basis. We are based in Norfolk and have supported hundreds of new businesses in this area, but use of technology enables us to extend our services far beyond this geographical constraint. If you feel we could help you or you would like further information please contact us.

FSB - Special Start-Up Membership
http://www.syob.net/fsb.php

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.

Norfolk and Waveney Enterprise Services (NWES)
http://www.nwes.org.uk
NWES - Advising and helping start up businesses since 1982. We are experts in providing practical business advice on how to start-up, survive and prosper in business. Our professional business advisors use their experience to guide you through all aspects of starting a business and they have a wide range of sector experience to draw on. Between them our advisor team has now worked with over 10,000 individuals looking to set up in business. 01603 227 840

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
http://www.norfolkchamber.co.uk
Norfolk Chamber of Commerce has provided first-class help and support, and fought for a better deal, for Norfolk businesses since 1896. Owned and directed by its business members, the chamber supports and represents businesses of all shapes and sizes, and in all sectors. Address: 9 Norwich Business Park, Whiting Road, Norwich, NR4 6DJ 01603 625 977

NWES
http://www.nwes.org.uk
Double the chance of your business surviving 3 years! That is the reality of working with a business support organisation such as NWES to obtain business advice according to recent research. We are experts in providing practical business advice on how to start-up, survive and prosper in business. Our professional business advisors use their experience to guide you through all aspects of starting a business and they have a wide range of sector experience to draw on. Between them our advisor team has now worked with over 10,000 individuals looking to set up in business. 0845 60 99 99 1


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