Start Your Own Business in Surrey

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

Start Your Own Business in Surrey 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.

Free start-up pack

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' book .

We have been helping new start-ups as well as exisiting business owners for the past 18 years and in Surrey 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

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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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Surrey Local Contacts

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

4Networking
http://www.4networking.biz

4 great reasons to be part of 4Networking 1. Flexibility and reach 4N gives you access to a unique joined-up national business network. Our ‘Passport membership’ lets you choose from 5000+ 4Networking events each year. We have groups in most major towns and cities in the UK. Use your Passport to network locally, regionally and even nationally. Choose from Breakfast, Lunch and Evening meetings + join the UK’s fastest growing Facebook business group - just search on Facebook for ‘4Networking Community’. 2. A stream of business appointments Bypass gatekeepers by having three 10-minute 1-2-1s at every 4N meeting, with people you choose. Also use 1-2-1s to find trusted suppliers. 1-2-1s are one of the key elements in our relaxed yet productive meeting format, which is tried, tested and loved by our members. 3. Relaxed, fun and friendly networking At 4N, it’s easy to just be yourself. At our meetings and online we’ve created an unstuffy environment. The cornerstone of 4N’s ethos is Meet>Like>Know>Trust, as it’s the best way to gain customers, collaborations and suppliers. If this sounds like your kind of place, then become part of the 4N community. 4. A platform to demonstrate your expertise We give you so many ways to raise your profile and establish yourself as the go-to person in your field. In the room and online, being able to offer ‘4Sight’ presentations can gain you a massive audience. Plus of course, you and your business benefit from other 4N members’ advice and help. Established for over 11 years, 4Networking is helping thousands of business owners to grow their businesses. It’s business networking the British way. Register at www.4networking.biz (it takes 2 minutes) and then you can book your first meeting, to see how 4N will work for you. Browse our list of meetings here: www.4networking.bizevents. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

Fabulous Women
http://www.fabulous-women.co.uk

Fabulous Women is a not-for-profit community of women celebrating our lives and our businesses. We aim to encourage and support women in life and business by providing cost effective ways to network, collaborate and share our know-how. We host netwinning meetings (because fabulous women dont just network, we netwin) and are growing fast. Why not come along and experience the difference? No membership is required and you can choose to come and go as you please.

Figures Accountancy Services
http://figuresaccountancyservices.co.uk/

Figures Accountancy Services was established in October 1992 by husband and wife David Thewless FCPA and Mary Thewless FCPA. Its aim was to provide reasonably priced accountancy services predominately to sole traders and partnerships. The business and client base grew steadily as did the services offered. Figures Accountancy Services now provide services to small Limited Companies, Payroll Services and many related Tax and Accountancy services. Figures Accountancy Services currently have over 1,000 clients. They provide services to a range of clients, some with turnovers in excess of £3,000,000.

FSB - Special Start-Up Membership
http://www.syob.net/fsb.php

The FSB Business Creation package has been specially designed for those looking to start up, or have recently started a small business. Tailored benefits will help you get your business off the ground and we’ll be with you each step of the way. Join today for £129.

Hunt 4 Office Solutions
http://www.hunt4officesolutions.co.uk

After 24 years of working in Payroll & HR, Kerry Hunt established Hunt 4 Office Solutions to provide a cost effective outsourcing service for start-ups and established small businesses. Whatever your company’s size we understand that a business doesn’t always require a permanent Payroll & HR function and certainly not a full time one! As a start-up or small business you may be new to Payroll & HR management and only have a small team to pay and records to keep. Outsourcing enables you to get on with building your business without worrying about compliance. We can manage your monthly payroll andor HR needs with diligence and efficiency, saving you time and relieving the pressure on your other financialadmin duties. Our PayrollHR Service provides: • A dedicated contact to arrange your payroll according to the requirements of your business. • An HMRC recognised service that uses accredited payroll software. • Notification of PAYE sums. • P11Ds and P60s • Completed and filed returns. • Full compliance with Real Time Information (RTI) software • Pension Auto-enrolment • Terms and conditions of employment • Policiesprocedures • New starter documents Starting up can be daunting so pick up the phone and let us help you get on with growing your business rather than getting held up in the details – 07976 239284

Payroll Bureau
http://www.payrollbureau.co.uk

We are a payroll preparation bureau who can handle all of your payroll calculations and deductions. Dealing with attachments of earning, student loans, SSP, SMP, SPP, SAP as well as the normal deductions for national insurance, tax and pensions. Payroll deadlines? Legislation? Confusion? The Payroll Bureau is dedicated to resolving these issues professionally, accurately and promptly. We can take over your payroll worries. Payroll is our business. We pride ourselves on our reputation for reliability and efficiency. Let us take over this time-consuming chore and help your company run more effectively.

Surrey Community Action
http://www.surreyca.org.uk/

Outsourcing your business support needs to Surrey Community Action helps your bottom line and supports another charity too. We work with hundreds of organisations providing DBS checks, payroll services, meeting room hire and a host of other types of support.

Surrey Web Designs
https://www.surreywebdesigns.com/

Surrey Web Designs deliver creativity for award winning ITV celebrity hairdresser Leo Bancroft, we are trusted by the local Citizens Advice Service, host corporate designs for defence companies and provide a personal touch for professionals. For an example of our work please see https:leobancroft.com Based in Surrey, we are close knit team providing a personal one on one service to our clients. Our designers have worked together for over 25 years and deliver stunning, bespoke designs, with functionality and automation at a manageable price. WEB DESIGN | MOBILE FRIENDLY LAYOUTS | SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION | HOSTING | SOCIALS | SUPPORT Our clients enjoy a complete online solution for one price, which covers everything needed to help you grow your online presence. No web design company owns Google and is therefore unable to guarantee 1st page results. Whilst we are driven by your Google ranking, we always manage new client’s expectations, only guaranteeing to apply the same tested and trailed method of Search Engine Optimisation that has seen all our established clients rank on page one of Google. We work with our clients to understand their business and build their website around their SEO. In response to our service and ongoing hosting support, our clients have given us a verified solid 5-star Google business rating. Ready to discuss your new or replacement website? Call our sales manager Sarah for a no obligation chat on 07512 443336

TD Bookkeeping & Consulting
http://tdbconsulting.co.uk/

I have been providing bookkeeping services to local businesss for over 13 years. I provide a bespoke service tailored to your business to help you keep on top of your finances while you concentrate on growing your business. I have recently left full time employment managing a bookkeeping department to start up my own practice, I know what it is like to start out in business on your own and how important it is to have a network of people around you for support. I am a Xero partner and also use Sage line 50 and Quickbooks to prepare your bookkeeping records for VAT returns, regular reporting and complete records for your year end accounts and tax return.

BNI Surrey
http://www.bnisurrey.co.uk
The benefits of BNI membership are many, varied and, most importantly, proven to help build any kind of business. Networking has never been more powerful. As soon as you join BNI, you’ll effectively receive an instant ‘marketing’ team – a group of local business people who will start searching out new customers for you.

Business Options
http://www.businessoptions.biz
Business Options are a specialist Franchising and Business Expansion consultancy, that combines hands-on experience with established business practices, to provide tailored, practical, realistic advice and support in the fields of Franchising, Licensing, Distributorships, Agencies and other forms of Business Expansion. 01420 550890

CloudTech24
https://CloudTech24.com
One Stop Shop providing comprehensive and flexible business IT services with a focus on driving efficiencies and productivity and delivering cyber security protection. 01483608388

Connect Surrey
http://www.connectsurrey.uk
Connect Surrey, are passionate about networking… it is the easiest, most effective way to find new business! Regular fortnightly and monthly meetings held.

Enterprise M3 Funding Escalator
http://www.thefsegroup.com/enterprise-m3-funding-escalator/
The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership has committed £10million of capital to create a new funding escalator comprising a loan scheme and an equity fund managed by The FSE Group. If you are an ambitious SME based within the Enterprise M3 geographic area* with the potential to deliver high growth and employment opportunities, you may be eligible to apply. Our fund managers offer guidance and support during the application process and further help after the loan or investment is made. We always aim to provide a speedy response to any enquiry.

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub
https://www.enterprisem3growthhub.co.uk/
Aimed at businesses looking to succeed in the Enterprise M3 area, the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub is an expert advice and resource network which helps businesses achieve results quickly through a free personal, tailored service focused on Growth. Delivered by BE Group with its expert partners, SETsquared, Business South and the County Councils of Hampshire and Surrey, the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub is driving impact by working in new ways based on what businesses tell us they need, to help them fulfil their potential.

FSB Surrey & West Sussex
http://www.fsb.org.uk/regions/surrey-west-sussex
FSB Surrey & West Sussex is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area. Contact: Ray Abrahams Development Manager Ray.Abrahams@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.

S100 Club
http://www.surrey100club.co.uk
The S100 Club is a unique Angel Investment Network, showcasing the best innovative high-growth propositions. It is a not-for-profit club with a focus on creating a strong and connected network of investors and presenting them with the best investment propositions from across the UK.

Surrey Chambers of Commerce
https://www.surrey-chambers.co.uk/advice-support/business-togetherness/micro-sme/
Surrey Chambers of Commerce is the county’s largest independent not-for-profit business support and networking organisation. We love to champion Surrey’s businesses, so why not join and be one of them? Small Business with massive ambitions We work closely with businesses of all sizes, understanding the pressures on smaller organisations and helping them achieve their ambitions. You’d be surprised how much your business has in common with others, find out how you can benefit from joining us.

Surrey County Council - Starting a New Business
https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/business-and-consumers/business-information/supporting-business-in-surrey/starting-a-new-business
Surrey County Council appreciates starting a new business has many pitfalls so they have put together some key information that should help you if you are providing products or a service to customers. Surrey-i - provides you with an insight into the residents, communities and local economy of Surrey to help inform your business planning and development.


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