Start Your Own Business in Otley

Starting a business in Otley
Starting a business in Otley

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

Start Your Own Business in Otley 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.

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' guide . We have been helping start-ups and exisiting business owners for the past 18 years and in Otley 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
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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FREE 'Start & Grow Your Business' Book

This 2019 Edition is packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Otley

Start & Grow Your Business In 2019
  1. Overview - easy to follow step by step guide
  2. Advice - where to find help and support
  3. Business planning - are you ready?
  4. Market research - is there a gap in the market?
  5. Business set-up - choosing the right structure
  6. Premises - work from home or premises?
  7. Finance & funding - your funding options
  8. Accountancy & tax - tax and VAT explained
  9. Business networking - tips and local groups
  10. Getting online - online marketing, social media
  11. Employing staff - how to find and recruit
  12. Law & insurance - the key considerations
  13. Common mistakes - and how to avoid them
  14. Business directory - useful contacts

You can download the whole of this 150 page book now free of charge. We are sure that you will find it both interesting and useful. The 2019 edition is packed with useful hints and tips, relevant, easy to read guides to all of the relevant subjects, real-life examples, and lots of contacts to enable you to get off to the best possible start.

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Start-Up Services

We are keen to see you succeed and can recommend the following...

Business Plan
If you have already prepared a business plan, but feel it needs a professional 'eye' to look over it before presenting it to a bank or investor, or you’re worried that it simply isn’t up to scratch, then we can help.
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Mentoring
A professional business mentor is an invaluable resource for businesses of all shapes and sizes, so stick with one and they will help you to grow from a start-up to an established business.
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Peter Gow
Discover how you can earn a lifelong income by helping people get an all together better deal on their Gas, Electricity, Landline, Broadband and Mobile services. People like you have changed their lives!
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Start-Up Loan
We have partnered with Transmit Start-Ups to deliver the Start Up Loans scheme to UK entrepreneurs. This is a government backed scheme, providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance.
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Exhibition items
Print My Tablecloth and Harberson Ltd supply a wide range of printed tablecloths, exhibition display stands, pop up displays, pull up roller banners, and a range of embroidered tablecloths and personalised promotional items. If you are new to exhibitions and trade shows, we can help you to find the right solution to help grow your business in the direction you want it to grow.
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Otley Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

We have been supporting enterprise for over 28 years. We offer business advice & support to pre start, new start and existing businesses & we deliver a range of training coursesworkshops which can be delivered in house or at business premises.
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We are leading independent Chartered Certified Accountants based in West Yorkshire offering more than the usual range of accountancy services. We have a dynamic and commercially focused team with extensive experience ranging from worldwide, market leading businesses to individuals with personal wealth. We believe that our integrity and experience enable us to have a close and trusted relationship with our clients.
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Harrogate Business Advisors aim is to help small to medium size companies to increase their sales and increase their profit. They are among the best at what they do - being a friend and trusted advisor, working side by side with business owners. They can provide all the hlpe you need to start your own business.
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Meet like minded, positive, driven people locally and benefit from positivity, inspiration and motivation from some of the UKs best speakers. The Elite Network is an expanding community of personal development networking events for those that wish to develop a growth mindset and to become the very best they can be. The events provide you with the perfect balance between education, positivity, inspiration and motivation therefore enabling you to live a happier, more positive and fulfilling life.
For those people who have been the victims of personal injury, one of the important things they will need after medical care, is legal advice. In many of these situations, victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries and suffering. Victims often find that getting some sort of resolution to their situation helps them to recover more quickly. Finding a local lawyer with these cases is a good idea to make the process much simpler. Irwin Mitchell is a large law firm with offices all over the United Kingdom. This would also include an office that serves the city of Leeds and the surrounding area. When going through a difficult time like a personal injury, a solicitor can be a welcome supporter. They can provide suggestions to help victims work through the process of filing a personal injury claim. They can also make recommendations to you. Any claim made must be filed through a court of law. This can give one a chance of taking charge of their difficult situation. The legal team at the Leeds office of Irwin Mitchell can also help personal injury victims find appropriate medical attention. Certain types of injuries can require specific care. The lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have experts in various fields and can make recommendations. By going to an appropriate physician, the whole claims process can be strengthened. Irwin Mitchells lawyers in Leeds provide other services to their clients for personal injury cases. They will come up with a course of action to take to deal with the claim. The lawyers will also secure the needed documents for a variety of sources. These documents help provide evidence in order to prove ones personal injury claim. Some cases may require an investigator to obtain further evidence to support the case. The sooner a victim contacts a solicitor the better the case that can be built.