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Start Your Own Business in Worcestershire

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

Welcome

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

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

Starting a business in Worcestershire

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 Worcestershire.

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 Worcestershire
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Key Contacts in Worcestershire

Vertis Accounting
We are a small member firm of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. We work with new businesses in Worcestershire and surrounding counties providing guidance and advice in all accounting and taxation matters. Company Formations - Sole Trader & Partnership Accounts - Limited Company Accounts – Payroll - VAT Returns - Income & Corporation Tax Returns - Accounting Software We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable and have a keen focus on using plain English. We will guide you through the entire start-up process helping you to build solid financial foundations to aid your future success. We specialise in implementing and supporting cloud accounting software and related applications. We are proud Silver Champion Partners of Xero. Xero, used by more than 650,000 UK businesses, is an essential low cost tool delivering user-friendly financial control, insight, visibility and a paperless accounting function saving business owners time, effort and money. Our clients benefit from fixed monthly fees and unlimited advice and support throughout the year. We never issue surprise bills. Please call us for a free no obligation discussion.
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Rob Owens Coaching
I work with busy, motivated business leaders who are realising they need to spend time working ON their business – not just IN it. Over the last 15 years, I have developed my coaching skillset to empower individuals and teams to manage significant change, both professionally and personally. Utilising DISC; I am able to train individuals and organisations to build better, more effective teams – reducing conflict, improving communication and growing productivity.
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Malvern365
Malvern365 has developed over the past 8 years into a design and ideas centre for small to medium businesses and start-ups. We primarily design bespoke websites, concentrating on the visuals to give you the edge over your competition. We believe your branding is key no matter how small your business is. With over 30 years experience in Media & Marketing at Director level we are confident and innovative in our approach. Living in such a beautiful natural area gives us space to produce design work that is not only inspirational but also commercially viable. We enjoy working in The Malvern Hills and it shows in the projects we are proud to have been involved with. We are centrally based although our clients are based all over the UK. Our websites are focused and affordable. Our Print Work is eye catching and effective. Our stationery and branding stands out from the crowd. We also work with an amazing local photographer to give you that professional finish. Visit our website malvern365.co.uk for examples of our work or email us at design@malvern365.co.uk
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Blackberry Design
Blackberry are a creative design agency based in Redditch, Worcestershire. We can help promote your business by utilising our talented team's expertise in graphic design, print design, web design and development, print management, search and social, copywriting, photography and retouching. Get in touch with Anthony @ Blackberry Design today to find out more about our service offering and how we can work together to promote your business in Worcestershire, the West Midlands and beyond.
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Paul Alton Chartered Accountants
Paul Alton, the principal of the practice specialises in translating tax into English and helping individuals and businesses cut their tax bills.
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TLA Business Services
TLA Business Services is no ordinary accountancy practice. If you just want someone to do the books and tell you how much tax to pay, there are plenty to choose from. We could even recommend one to you. But if you want an accountant who will make a real difference to your business, we should talk. Our bottom line is that we love working with small businesses with ambitions to grow, and we are passionate about building your bottom line.
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Worcestershire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
Worcestershire LEPs task is to shape the best business environment for the county, stimulate growth of the local economy, encourage inward investment, boost enterprise and job creation, and actively promote Worcestershire as an exceptional place to work, live and prosper.
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We are delighted to promote suitable businesses and organisations completely FREE of charge. Your coverage can contain: logo, company name, brief description, special offers, telephone number and link to your website.

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