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Start Your Own Business in Norfolk

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

Welcome

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

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

Starting a business in Norfolk

Popular resources

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 Norfolk.

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 Norfolk
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Key Contacts in Norfolk

JMJ Web Design
Web Design that lives up to your expectations You need a sleek, professional website that performs well in search engines. It must load fast, look great and be full of information that guides your prospects to picking up the phone or hitting the ‘buy now’ button. You need all this, and you need it at an affordable price. It’s as simple as that. Sadly, we know from experience that many businesses end up with websites that are working against them, not for them. Too many frustrated customers have come to us after a bad experience with web designers who promise it all but don’t deliver. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our specialist team works as a collective, providing high-quality web design and guiding you through all aspects of the process. Our streamlined system means we don’t charge exorbitant agency prices, but you’ll get a finished website that meets that quality. Together we’ll build you a website that reflects your brand brilliantly.
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Engage with Business Ltd.
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.
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Norfolk Chamber of Commerce
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
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NWES
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.
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Norfolk and Waveney Enterprise Services (NWES)
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.
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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