Start Your Own Business in Warwickshire

Starting a business in Warwickshire
Starting a business in Warwickshire

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

Start Your Own Business in Warwickshire 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.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Warwickshire since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Everything that you will find on the site is free and a good place to start is 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 Your Own Business' guide.

Start-Up Steps

The sad truth is that far too many new businesses start-ups fail in the early stages and our aim is to try and make sure that you are not one of them.

To help with this, we have broken down the start-up process into simple steps which highlight the things that have worked for other start-ups and the pitfalls that you need to avoid.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: How to Start a Business Step-by-Step

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

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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 Book

Start Your Own Business in 2020

Start Your Own Business in 2020

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

Start Your Own Business in 2020
  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 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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Warwickshire Key Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

Here is a list of the key businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.

We are a team of Virtual Assistants who will save you time by taking care of the operational side of both your business and personal life. Based in Rugby in the West Midlands, our clients and team are dispersed throughout the UK. By delegating tasks to us, you will have the time you need to grow your business. Quite simply we will give you back time and with that the freedom to focus on your priorities, your goals and what you do best! You will be matched with a dedicated PA based on your brief to us and your PA will provide you with the day-to-day assistance you need. You can rely on us to manage your daily operations with as little handholding as possible. We understand your individual needs are important, so we like to take the time to learn as much about you, your business and your vision from the start. We are dedicated to empowering you to seize new opportunities. So, if you’re ready. Book a free 30-minute discovery call and we can get clear on the steps you need to implement to gain clarity and free up your time. There’s absolutely no need for you to do it alone!
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Creative Touch is a full-service design agency, based in Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. Whether you require branding, graphic design, print or digital, we work across the board, creating innovative, impactful ideas that meet the brief, on time and to budget. Since 1985, we have worked with clients in all sectors, creating, reinventing and refreshing brands to raise awareness, overcome challenges and help build business. With all services inhouse – including website creation, printing, signage, packaging solutions and fulfilment – our design agency is fully equipped to plan and deliver your marketing campaign in its entirety.
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Most people starting up in business in Leamington Spa and the surround areas do so because they have a good business proposition and the enterprise and commitment to see it through. Most however are not experts in the legal and financial aspects of running a business and such matters can appear daunting. Fortunately you do not need to be an expert in these fields to succeed in business, but you do need the support of a team of trained experts. We can help. Just bring us your business ideas and we will help you to make them a reality! We will help you to: * decide on the most suitable structure for your business - sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership or limited company * prepare a business plan, cashflow projections, budgets, and trading forecasts * assess the finance requirements, advise on the best sources of finance and draw up the necessary proposals * establish a good working relationship with your bank * complete any registration procedures with Companies House and HMRC * deal with company secretarial issues * set up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements * decide on what computer hardware to buy and help with the installation of accountancy software * keep on top of bookkeeping, VAT, payroll and other accounting requirements and help with all aspects of business compliance and administration
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We are here to help and, throughout an impressive history of over 110 years, we have worked with tens of thousands of businesses to help them start-up andor grow. Address: Chamber House, Innovation Village, Cheetah Road, Coventry, CV1 2TL
FSB Warwickshire & Coventry 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: Linsey Luke Development Manager linsey.luke@fsb.org.uk
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