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Start Your Own Business in West-Yorkshire

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

Welcome

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

Start Your Own Business in West-Yorkshire 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-Yorkshire since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in West-Yorkshire

Popular resources

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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Download the 2021 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc.

Start Your Own Business in 2021
Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.

What do you get in the guide?

Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in West-Yorkshire.

Checklist

Easy to follow step by step guide

Business set-up

Choosing the right structure

Getting online

Online marketing, social media

Local support

Where to find help and support

Premises

Work from home or premises?

Employing staff

How to find and recruit

Before you start

The reality of running a business

Finance & funding

Your funding options

Law & insurance

The key considerations

Business planning

Are you ready?

Accountancy & tax

Tax and VAT explained

Business directory

Useful contacts

Market research

Is there a gap in the market?

Business networking

Tips and local groups

Starting a business in West-Yorkshire
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Key Contacts in West-Yorkshire

ITQ Digital
ITQ Digital is a UK-based Ecommerce development company with offices in Manchester, London, Bristol and Leeds with over 20 years experience in the industry. We have worked with over a 100 companies helping them understand, implement and connect and market their services successfully on the web. We specialise in developing Ecommerce websites across a broad range of SMEs on the following platforms: * Magento * WooCommerce * Shopify We also specialise in integrating your online store to SAP Business One, Microsoft Dynamics, or other ERP, CRM and accounting platforms (Xero/Quickbooks) with extensive knowledge and expertise across these technologies. We work with all our clients to assess and select the right ECommerce platform to ensure that this will meet their short term needs as well as being agile enough to accommodate their future goals online. To view some of our work please click here. We also work with a range of expert partners across Digital Marketing, Online Payments, Logistics & Delivery, UX & Conversion as well as Accounting and ERP/CRM to help you grow your business. We are a no-nonsense agency that value long term client relationships, provide honest advice and help our clients develop profitable eCommerce businesses. If this sounds like the kind of approach that resonates with you and your business, we'd love to hear from you.
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Business Enterprise Fund
Business Enterprise Fund is a not for profit social enterprise, set up to provide loans to SME businesses that will help them thrive and grow when other lenders can’t fully assist. As a social enterprise, our profits are re-invested in the company to further our social aims. Founded in Bradford, BEF began lending to small businesses in the local area with an initiative to encourage growth in the economy and provide a positive impact on job creation and communities. Over the last 15 years, we have lent to a wide range of businesses, from sole traders and start-ups, through to established multi-site companies. BEF have a growing presence and has spread across the North East and North West of England, as well as North and West Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire. We also have Grade A office space, City Hub, in the heart of Bradford for local SME businesses.
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Nigel Wright Accounting
We are leading independent Chartered Certified Accountants based in West Yorkshire offering more than the usual range of accountancy services. We have a dynamic and commercially focused team with extensive experience ranging from worldwide, market leading businesses to individuals with personal wealth. We believe that our integrity and experience enable us to have a close and trusted relationship with our clients.
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Business Enterprise Fund
Business Enterprise Fund is a not for profit social enterprise, set up to provide loans to SME businesses that will help them thrive and grow when other lenders can’t fully assist. As a social enterprise, our profits are re-invested in the company to further our social aims. Founded in Bradford, BEF began lending to small businesses in the local area with an initiative to encourage growth in the economy and provide a positive impact on job creation and communities. Over the last 15 years, we have lent to a wide range of businesses, from sole traders and start-ups, through to established multi-site companies. BEF have a growing presence and has spread across the North East and North West of England, as well as North and West Yorkshire, Humberside and North Lincolnshire. We also have Grade A office space, City Hub, in the heart of Bradford for local SME businesses.
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Yorkshire Enterprise Network
The Yorkshire Enterprise Network is a network of private and public sector professionals across the Yorkshire region. As an organisation we exist to increase trade potential to the Yorkshire region by using a range of networking, seminars, events and trade delegations which bring people together in order to grow and further relationships and business.
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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