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Start Your Own Business in West Midlands

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Start Your Own Business in West Midlands

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

Start Your Own Business in West Midlands contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

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

Starting a business in West Midlands

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There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.

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Key Contacts in West Midlands

'You don't know what you don't know' is a phrase that is so applicable to starting a new business. West Midlands is a great place for start-ups but your chances of success are dramatically improved if you make the most of the support that is available locally. Click on logos to visit their websites.

Design

No Half Pixels
No Half Pixel is a Freelance Graphic Design firm from the midlands, working out of Wombourne South Staffordshire. Lee Mason (the designer) studied Graphic Design and Visual Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University for a BA Hons Degree in 2009, and specialises in Print Design and Animation, but is increasingly adding Website designs and 3D animations to his portfolio. His clients range from local business to high end organisations like the Clothes Show Live, Activition (including Nintendo DS), and Nu Planet Media Records. Lee Mason works from home and is happy to work with clients locally or across the other side of the globe.
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Funding

Jerroms Corporate Finance
No matter what stage of the business lifecycle you are in, we can help you. Every business and every entrepreneur is different, so we always start by listening to you. We get you to take a step back from the day to day running of your business and think about what it is you want to achieve – both on a personal and business level. By looking at the bigger picture, we are able to structure our services so that they meet your precise needs – whether you’re looking to grow your existing business, buy another business , purchase new equipment, or if you’re thinking of selling a company and retiring in the next few years. Timing is always key, so please let us know as soon as you start to think about anything like this, so that we can plan ahead and work with you to make sure that your end goal is achieved in the most tax efficient way possible. Services we offer include advice and support with: Acquisitions; Due Diligence; Mergers; MBO/MBI; Raising Finance; Selling your Business; Valuations
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Accountancy

Jerroms Accountants and Business Advisors
Business advisers and accountants in Solihull & Bromsgrove . There are a million things to think about when starting a new business so anything that can be delegated to people who can help is a must! For those who have never been self-employed before, there’s so much to consider - deciding on the most appropriate business structure to use (sole trader, partnership or limited company), registering for self-assessment, taking on employees (that means running wages and arranging a pension scheme) - and then of course there’s things like renting premises, having insurance, raising finance or applying for an overdraft facility. It can be overwhelming - but we’re here to help you every step of the way. And once the business is set up, we can support you on an ongoing basis with your accounts and corporation tax returns, cashflow, forecasting, growing your business or anything else. Founded in 1972, we have grown steadily over the years to become a leading accountancy and business advisory practice in the region with around 100 employees. We work with over 3,000 individuals and businesses across a range of sectors, who stay in a long-term relationship with us because they trust us to give them the best advice. Our pragmatic approach and extensive skills base means we can help and advise businesses of any size or industry, but we do have particular expertise in the education, healthcare, legal, financial services and construction sectors. No matter what size, our clients really appreciate our support, the freshness of mind and specialist perspective that we bring. Every member of our team has their own distinct strengths and plays an important part in making a difference and help clients succeed in reaching their goals. Please get in touch if you want to talk more about how we can help you. We offer an initial consultation free of charge which gives us the chance to meet and discuss your needs, with no obligation.
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Web design

HTDL Ltd
WERE A LEADING DESIGN AGENCY IN BIRMINGHAM WARWICKSHIRE AND LONDON CREATING BRANDS, BUILDING WEBSITES AND TRANSFORMING BUSINESSES. We've been building brands, developing websites and implementing digital strategies helping clients achieve their goals since 1988. With offices in the heart of the UK and London as well as an international network, it’s what’s made us a top 10 design agency, the leading European design agency for some big international brands and also led to us being on the rosters for some other great blue chip clients. Were passionate about everything we do, we dont over promise; we let our work do the talking. Well guide you on a branding or digital journey and if you let us, well tell you about some of amazing success stories where we've influenced amazing business transformations to record sales figures. Were an experienced design agency, digital agency, web agency and a creative agency all rolled into one.
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Utilities

Edanpower
Edan Power are committed to changing the way businesses and homeowners currently source their energy and communication requirements, via new greener solutions that also provide significant cost savings for businesses and residential dwellings. We offer our customers a total turnkey solution providing a strategic development, financing, design, installation, monitoring and maintenance package. We provide a consultative service utilising all available funding opportunities, including grants and investor schemes, often with no upfront Capex investment required. The ever increasing risk of Increases energy bills for UK business and homeowners means more and more people are looking to find alternative solutions to reduce their energy bills. The commitment by all world governments to reduce reliance on traditional fossil fuels due to global warming, is significantly increasing the demand for renewable energy and all associated technologies. Our aim is to provide a sustainable future for the world our future generations, with bespoke and cost effective options for our clients
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Accountancy

TaxAssist Accountants
We take care of the time consuming paperwork and tax filing requirements so our clients can focus on their business. We also offer access to a whole range of financial and other services tailored specifically for the small business owner and Individuals needing to file tax returns or tax advice. Our clients tell us we are different from other Accountants and earn their trust by: 1. Providing fixed fees agreed in advance, so there are no nasty surprises 2. Meeting clients at a time and place of their convenience 3. Being proactive in looking for tax saving opportunities 4. Offering easy payment options to ease cash-flow We take pride in getting to know our clients and offer a complimentary initial consultation
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Funding

Beer & Young
Beer & Young is an award winning corporate finance business raising capital for UK based SMEs. Since 1998, we have been securing investment for business owners and entrepreneurs typically between £150,000 and £5 million, in equity and debt, where the enterprise value has been anywhere from £0 to £20 million. We achieve this largely through our mature network of over 700 investors mainly comprising HNW investors, coupled with some smaller family offices and corporate investors. On average we accept 50 clients a year, most of whom are trading businesses looking for growth capital, turnaround investment, or seeking a discreet acquisition or disposal. You can see a number of recent completion case studies on our website at www.beerandyoung.com. Our team has a wealth of experience in dealing with SMEs, and we are always happy to talk over any business issue or opportunity. We are a referral driven business, and likewise we refer clients where we can to professional contacts. In the first instance please contact Simon Donegan via email at simon.donegan@beerandyoung.com
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Networking

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group
Birmingham Chamber of Commerce is steeped in history having been established for nearly 200 years but, like the business environment over the decades, it has changed and adapted accordingly.Todays Chamber is a modern, innovative, membership-based business support organisation that exists to connect its members to opportunity. Birmingham Chamber is an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce and over the years has established itself to become the prominent independent business voice in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Address: 75 Harbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DH
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Start-up Steps

We have created a collection of start-up steps articles to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their business journey. Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that have been proved not to work so well.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: Startup Steps