Start Your Own Business in York

Starting a business in York
Starting a business in York

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

Start Your Own Business in York 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 York 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 Local Guide

Start & Grow Your Business in North Yorkshire

Start & Grow Your Business in North Yorkshire

Packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow your business successfully.

We have been running SYOB for over 15 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between success or failure.

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FREE Local Guide

Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in York.

Start & Grow Your Business in North Yorkshire
  1. Checklist - easy to follow step by step guide
  2. Local Support - where to find help and support
  3. Before you start - the reality of running a business
  4. Business planning - are you ready?
  5. Market research - is there a gap in the market?
  6. Business set-up - choosing the right structure
  7. Premises - work from home or premises?
  8. Finance & funding - your funding options
  9. Accountancy & tax - tax and VAT explained
  10. Business networking - tips and local groups
  11. Getting online - online marketing, social media
  12. Employing staff - how to find and recruit
  13. Law & insurance - the key considerations
  14. Business directory - useful contacts

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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

York Key Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

Wattsford Commercial Finance is an Independent Specialist Consultancy, providing Commercial Finance and Business support to clients throughout the whole of the UK who wish to access finance and funding to grow their business. Whether your business is well established or a new start we can help you with Commercial Mortgages, Property Development Finance, Business Loans,Short Term ‘Bridging’ Finance, Factoring, Equipment Leasing and advice on Grant Funding and how to secure funds via the Government Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme (EFGS). Wattsford Commercial Finance are genuinely independent, wholly impartial and offer straightforward honest advice, given freely and without obligation. Through our established Lender Partner Network we manage senior level relationships with over 250 alternative lenders’ and offer our clients a true whole of market proposition. Our lending and funding partners rely on us to introduce new and well qualified business opportunities for underwriting approval. These include High Street Banks, Merchant and Challenger Banks, Private Funding Groups, Investment Trusts and high net worth Personal Investors who are all keen to lend on the right proposition. When your own Bank has been unable to offer the finance or at the terms you need, then Contact Us. We will quickly assess all the available options for you and do everything possible to find a workable and affordable business solution, tailored for your business. Time and again we prove to our clients that we can secure funding where others fail and in the majority of cases our advice and support will save you significant amounts of money over the course of the loan. The vast majority of specialist lenders in the current marketplace only accept qualified and packaged mortgage and loan proposals from Specialist Brokers who are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority such as ourselves.
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At Make It York we are committed to finding you the right support to help your company start up, grow or locate in York. We offer start-ups, growing, established, and relocating businesses access to a wealth of information, advice and support, including start up and growth, access to finance and funding, skills and training, property search, international trade and much more. Starting-up? Launching your own business requires careful planning, research and preparation. There are a multitude of websites, organisations and businesses out there to lend a helping hand but navigating them can prove difficult. We can help you identify the help you need and make introductions to the right people to get you started. Make us the first people you talk to for business advice across the city of York. For more information go to www.yorkmeansbusiness.co.uk – email business@makeityork.com – or call on 01904 554400
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Expert web design and results-driven digital marketing across Yorkshire. Expand your online audience through responsive website design, content marketing, SEO, PPC and digital design. All tailored to your business and delivered through an honest and personal service.
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We provide discerning businesses and individuals with bespoke, values-based, person-centred, and cost-effective solutions through consultancy, coaching and mentoring. We promote an atmosphere of trust, mutual respect, authentic leadership, accountability, and good humour in order to enable others to succeed. 1. We are more experienced, better qualified, better educated, and better regulated than most other SMEs in York. 2. Our business offer is available to view on line at www.developinbgbusinessexcellence.co.uk, from where you can also access our latest feedback. 3. We offer a bespoke garden office for confidential, unbiased consultations, in a safe and non-threatening environment. 4. If, after conducting our virtual free Suitability Assessment, we fail to convince you of our person-centred, values-based, and authentic approach, you will have a much clearer understanding of your requirement. Please give us a call today.
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Business Starts provide a well-qualified and accredited business advisor to business owners who want to start, grow, access funding, manage projects and plan for success. Some of our programmes are government backed and structured, others are independent, flexible and tailored to you. Business Starts will not only help you access funding but will help you use and manage if for the best interests for your business. Based in Birtley and Northallerton, we work with local clients across the North East and North Yorkshire, including Durham, Darlington, Northallerton, Hartlepool, Peterlee, Saltburn, Redcar, Thirsk, Bedale, Catterick and Harrogate. We also work on government funded programmes across England, Scotland and Wales.
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Inglis Chartered Accountants are a proactive, professional and practical firm of accountants based in York. We specialise in taking the pain of numbers away.
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Harrogate Business Advisors aim is to help small to medium size companies to increase their sales and increase their profit. They are among the best at what they do - being a friend and trusted advisor, working side by side with business owners. They can provide all the hlpe you need to start your own business.
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Im Diane, I live in between York and Selby. I am a business owner and I love to help other local business owners to promote their businesses online and increase sales. I know what its like to juggle demanding roles of business and personal life and still get out there and promote your business. I have worked in on-line business development and social media management since 2006, I have tried and tested, failed and succeeded and I know which strategy will work for you and your business. I have the answers to your questions about how to get your business found online and how to get your customers and clients to buy your products and services. I have a no-nonsense approach and Im passionate about helping local businesses to succeed and thrive.
First Aid and Safety Training provides high quality and regulated First Aid, Mental Health First Aid and Health & Safety Training Courses at your place of work or an external venue. With over 20 years experience in education and training, we deliver regulated courses to HSE standards in First Aid, Mental Health and Health & Safety, including mini Medics for children. First Aid and Safety Training offers a comprehensive catalogue of qualifications, which are accredited by OFQUAL and regulated by First Aid Awards Ltd (FAA) or we can tailor bespoke training courses to suit your specific requirements or environment. We pride in delivering high quality training in a professional and supportive environment. We are passionate about these courses and the impact that an awareness of these subjects can have upon people in their everyday lives.