Start Your Own Business in Purley

Starting a business in Purley
Starting a business in Purley

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

Start Your Own Business in Purley 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 Purley 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.

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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.


Start & Grow Your Business in London

Start & Grow Your Business in London

This free 140 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 Purley

Start & Grow Your Business in London
  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 140 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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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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Purley Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

Businesses of all sizes are welcome, we meet to make connections, talk about our businesses and find ways of helping each other. Its a great opportunity to meet like minded people in an informal, friendly atmosphere. Come along, do some networking, and have some fun! If you understand the value of face to face networking - come along - if you havent yet experienced it - come along - its informal, friendly and people do business! There is no prior booking, no registration, no fees and no pressure! Please pass these details on to anyone who you feel will benefit from our great networking groups. Everybody is welcome! Bring plenty of business cards and some promotional material and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this unstructured networking group. Contact: Ian Harris Utilities Consultant 07870 568189 Venue: Weatherill House Business Centre 23 Whitestone Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4WF
Need start up advice, help with your business plan, funding, sales or marketing. Overwhelmed with everyday administrative tasks. Reluctant to take on staff for budgetary reasons. Wish you had more time to focus on developing your business. We provide administrative support and consultancy services for charities, SMEs, social enterprises, sole traders and start-ups on an ad hoc basis at affordable prices. Please contact us for a quote. Our services include: Book keeping Data entry Word processing Invoicing and payment collection Website build and updates Startup advice Business plans and projections Help securing funding Business development Market research and surveys On and offline marketing Branding and PR HR solutions Operational reviews Strategic consulting
Sussex Innovation is a business incubation network for entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups and corporate innovators. Its members are ambitious companies who are innovators in their field - solving important problems in new ways. Memberships range from support-only and virtual office packages, all the way through to full tenancy at one of the organisations hubs across the South East.
Based in Surrey, LME Accountants have a very well-established reputation for providing top quality accounting services. We are passionate about putting our clients at the heart of what we do. We believe that our experience can help your business achieve success, allowing us to grow together. We provide a wide range of accountancy, business and tax advisory services, budgeting and forecasting as well as business funding and cash flow projection. Our clients are individuals, sole traders, partnerships, limited companies and sub-contractors. We strive to be different. We are perfect for small businesses, so at LME Accountants we offer you: ?
Croydon Business Venture Limited helps those wanting to start their own business through a range of free services including a weekly half-day business seminar, a monthly three-day seminar and 1-1 business support. We also provide high quality affordable office accommodation and virtual office services including mail and messaging services.
Contact us for a range of business support services available for all size businesses including workshops, advice, helpdesk, full diagnostics, mentoring, links to professional experts, Greening and Membership service. Visit our website or call for further information.
The Coast to Capital LEP vision is straightforward and exciting. It places international growth and entrepreneurship at its very heart. It aims to transform business and economic performance so that its region can compete in any international marketplace.
nformation and support is available for anyone looking to start or grow their business. A range of organisations offer advice, information and support designed to support start and scale up business growth.
Croydon Chamber of Commerce, opens the door to new business opportunities by providing networking, training and marketing opportunities.
What we offer through the Shaking Hands Interactive Partnership is a platform for well-run small-medium businesses in Croydon to communicate, collaborate, and shape the future of good business in Croydon. Rather than navigating a harsh business world alone, Shaking Hands is providing a platform for small-medium businesses to stay updated, stay in the know (keep out of hot water!), share their expertise, minimise overheads, get well connected locally, and optimise the smooth-running of their business.
With careful planning & thorough research, your chances of survival in business could double... CBV, at our Enterprise Centre near East Croydon Station, offers support to the aspiring entrepreneur through a program of FREE training, advice & counseling. If you need a home for your business, CBVs Managed Accommodation in Acorn House might be the answer, or if you simply need a postal address and forwarding service, CBVs Office Services might be for you.
As the accredited Enterprise Agency for Croydon, StartUp Croydon is a member of the National Enterprise Network. Over thirty years of successfully supporting entrepreneurs puts us in the perfect position to help you turn your great idea into a viable and fully functioning business. We can help you achieve your goals through training, mentoring and providing cost-effective, flexible office accommodation at both Weatherill House Business Centre and Park House Central in Croydon. Our all inclusive packages are available for a fixed monthly charge with no long-term obligation.
The South London Partnership is a sub-regional collaboration of five London boroughs: Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames and Sutton. Working together and with partners in and beyond our area, SLP champions and seeks to build on the many strengths of South London. We are ambitious for our future – for the opportunities it can offer people and businesses and for the contribution we can make to London and the whole of the UK. Building on many years of collaborative working, SLP focuses on issues where working together can add value to what individual boroughs could achieve on their own.