Start Your Own Business in Sheffield

Starting a business in Sheffield
Starting a business in Sheffield

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

Start Your Own Business in Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield

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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Sheffield Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

Cannon PR are a results drive PR company, based in Rotherham and helping business throughout the UK
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Business Sheffield wants to help business thrive in Sheffield. Whether you are looking to establish your own company, an established company who is looking to expand, or a company who is looking at investing in Sheffield, we are here to help. To find out more about the range of support that is available to businesses, phone 0114 224 5000 to speak to a member of our Business Gateway team.
The Sheffield Chamber of Commerce is a membership organisation that provides business support. We sit at the heart of the Sheffield business community sharing opportunities, knowledge and know-how with our members. Address: Albion House, Saville Street, Sheffield, S4 7UD
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.
Our professional range of services includes ongoing one-to-one counselling sessions with accredited business advisors, a business skills training course, tailored practical workshops and seminars and two years continued aftercare for your new business. All this is free of charge to anyone living in Sheffield or setting up a business in the Sheffield area.
Irwin Mitchell has a wide array of legal offices across the country; one of these offices is in Sheffield, England. This office serves a number of geographical areas including not only the City of Sheffield but also South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. The Sheffield office of Irwin Mitchell practices collaborative law. The family team members at the Sheffield office number 16 while the resolution members number 14. There are a variety of types of law practiced by Irwin Mitchells Sheffield office. These include pension cases, probate law, personal injury, conveyancing and litigation. Also practiced here would be property, commercial, employment, insurance and regulatory law. The legal team at Irwin Mitchells Sheffield office can provide advice on cases whether they are national or international cases. They have provided legal representation for a variety of high profile candidates too. The office here is also well known for their services in dealing with divorce. Divorce is a very stressful time for those involved and Irwin Mitchell understands that in these situations, most couples want the matter handled deftly and quickly. These situations also involve dealing with financial matters as well, so Irwin Mitchells Sheffield office has financial advisors on retainer that help provide consultation in regards to the financial consequences of divorce. The Sheffield office of Irwin Mitchell also provides other areas of assistance in relation to divorce including asset protection. Many divorces also involve children so they are qualified to provide legal advice regarding custodial matters. In some marriages pre-nuptial agreements were made prior to the marriage, Irwin Mitchells lawyers can help in these situations too.
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