Start Your Own Business in Swiss Cottage

Starting a business in Swiss Cottage
Starting a business in Swiss Cottage

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

Start Your Own Business in Swiss Cottage 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' guide .

We have been helping start-ups and exisiting business owners for the past 18 years and in Swiss Cottage 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.


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 Swiss Cottage

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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Swiss Cottage Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

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
Centa provides a range of services aimed at new entrepreneurs and established firms and we have over 30 years experience of providing impartial advice and hands on support in Central London. We offer business services that include office and workshop space, start-up and growth advice, training, access to finance and expanding new business ideas.
GLE oneLondon is both an Enterprise Agency and a Community Development Finance Institution. Within our local region of South and Central London we provide a variety of intensive enterprise support services to new and growing businesses. In addition, we offer a variety of business finance options to help small businesses start up and grow using a variety of loan funds UK-wide. Based in London and using technology innovatively, we help business communities across the country. You can visit our dedicated websites for more information. For Enterprise Support, visit For Business Finance, visit or
Starting a business can be tough but rewarding. You should ensure that you do plenty of research before you start. We have included some key considerations to keep in mind at the start of your venture.
Starting a Business? This is an exciting time, and for many maybe a little bit frightening and stressful. You know what you want, but not always what you need to get what you want. Do you need help? And if so what help do you need and how much? This varies according to the nature of the prospective company and the individual (or individuals) concerned. Why are you starting this company? Have you planned this for a long time, or is your hand being forced by external events? What do you really want out of this? For example, do you want a job where you are the boss or do you want to plan, run and grow a business? Not many ask themselves that question and too many try to do everything themselves. The main thing is that you will want to be profitable as soon as you can. For some that is immediately. For others that is investing in a future even if it means a short term loss. In any event, input from a qualified Chartered Accountant can be invaluable - and with us the first and defining meeting is free. In that first free meeting TSA will help you plan your financial and marketing strategy and how you want to interact with your service suppliers (in fact TSA can manage all this for you if you want) -your accounting services, financial advice, marketing services and advice (things like branding, websites, flyers, business cards, sales strategies, training) and all the things you might need like company formation, bookkeeping and payroll services. If you are a microsmall business or you are even just thinking about starting a new business, there is a whole lot you need to be considering and planning. Why not talk to someone who can provide support and advice across the board. To meet and discuss is totally free and with no obligation on you to carry it further. You can take the advice and do what you will. Call now and book your meeting with Tony - you can only win.
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