Start Your Own Business in Romford

Starting a business in Romford
Starting a business in Romford

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

Start Your Own Business in Romford 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 Romford 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.

Recommended Local Partner

BM Cooper & Co Ltd

We are an established firm of Chartered Certified Accountants and Registered auditors, set up primarily to cater for small and medium sized organisations in and around London. We have significantly increased our client base with customer recommendations by offering high quality services to clients and thereby minimising their tax liabilities and assisting in their growth.

Whatever type of work we do for you, whether we provide a complete range of services or just one of our specialist services to complement your existing advisers, we value all clients whether large or small, an individual or a business.

You can be sure that we will deliver our services with the full level of our commitment and expertise leaving you with the confident that your advice or service is given within the professional ethics of the accounting profession.

It is clear to us that basic day-to-day bookkeeping and financial matters present a major challenge, no matter the size of the business. Our focus is those companies operating without an in-house accounts department, for whom bookkeeping continues to be a significant frustration and strain as poor financial systems and planning are a major cause of business failures.

BM Cooper & Co Ltd
Tel: 020 8526 7888
Web: https://www.bmcooper.co.uk

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 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 2020 Edition is packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Romford

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 2020 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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Romford Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

Are you looking for a personalised web design and digital marketing agency? With so many brands offering quick and easy website platforms, many start-ups see these as a quick and affordable way to get a website. But will it get seen? Will it be found in the top spots of organic search? Unlikely! As with all things that look easy, there is an art and a science behind it. Perfect Layout Digital Marketing is a website design agency and digital marketing company based in Romford. Our aim is to create a visible online presence for all our clients, not just a pretty looking website. We offer affordable packages that enables your website to alter as your business evolves. If you want a website that will bring you leads, call us and let us help your business generate new revenue.
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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
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EBN is an informal, no gimmicks organisation that values everyone as equal dedicated networkers. If you are serious about networking and wish to develop relationships with people who you know and can trust, without any of the pressures that are associated with some groups, come along and give us a try. Meets at the Rouge Restaurant at Redbirdge College every Wednesday morning at 7am.
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The major banks are failing to meet the needs of the SME market. They are inflexible, expect high levels of security for all their lending, and lack any sympathy with, or understanding of, their SME customers. Does your bank spend time listening to your business needs? If your business experienced any financial difficulties, can you rely on their support? Unlike the major banks and major commercial finance providers, IGF is available when you need us. We will ensure we really understand your business and its needs. We will listen and we will care about your goals. We see the relationship as a long term partnership and your success is our success. We value your business; so we do what we promise and wont let you down. We work in a friendly yet highly professional way; championing the needs of the SME. Its why we are so often recommended, not only by our existing clients, but also by accountants and financial consultants throughout the UK. Its why we are challenging the established finance providers and big name institutions; and, its why we are clearly a better finance partner for your business IGF are a leading independent Invoice Finance provider and have been established for over 15 years. The business is part of ABFA (Asset Based Finance Association) and is wholly owned by The Greater London Enterprise (GLE). This solid backing not only gives us a strong pedigree but it means we are ultimately owned by all of the London Boroughs. IGF offer a broad suite of Invoice Finance and related services including Factoring, and Confidential Invoice Discounting along with sundry services such as payroll, direct debit collection, and short term loan facilities.
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With our Start-Up series of workshops we will help you learn all the fundamentals of business start-up. On completion of the programme you should have the first draft of your business plan and a better understanding of where you would like to take things next! No experience necessary.
Stradling Training & Consultancy has been providing professional business support for over 20 years and is dedicated to guiding all types and size of business and their people including start-ups and multi-nationals, government departments and even island communities. This experience allows us to look at every aspect of client operations, from effective leadership and management through to employee motivation, managing change and Corporate Social Responsibility. Our intial, no obligation, meeting is free of charge (within 100 mile radius of Romford).
The Development Team is the single point of contact for all businesses looking to start, expand or relocate to the borough. We are determined to see the area thrive and are dedicated to ensuring that businesses succeed in the area. We provide help on general and specific issues for all those running their own business. We work in close partnership with professional service providers to ensure you have easy access to information on all business matters including recruitment and training, grant initiatives, planning guidance, and finance. Our comprehensive network ensures we can deliver a strong infrastructure of support to your business. If you own an existing business or are looking to start one, we can help.
“FORE” Business are delighted to welcome you to our Romford Group which is hosted at the Maylands Golf Club, Essex. The business networking event in Romford has been established since May 2014 and business and friendship within the group is flourishing. If you would like to attend a “FORE” Business golf event at our Romford group, please click on the below link. We have members eagerly waiting to pass referrals and at the same time enjoy an amazing round of golf at Maylands Golf Club.
SmartNet Essex is a networking group for men and women who meet once a month for a lively, productive and informal lunch.
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