We have been working with start-ups in England for the past 20 years and while it is true that the economy has changed dramatically during that time, many of the key considerations have remained the same. The sad truth is that too many new businesses fail in the early stages and our hope is that we can play in a small part in reducing that number and help you avoid some of the most common pitfalls.
Find local help including business support organisations, local business networking groups and grants which are available in your area.
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Before diving into the practical steps, it's crucial to consider some key aspects when starting a business in England:
Several organisations in England can provide valuable support and resources to help you start and grow your business:
Below are some statistics on business start-ups in prominent cities across England:
Building a strong network is essential for business growth and success. Engage in the following networking activities:
Consider the following hints and tips to enhance your chances of success:
Starting a new business in England offers ample opportunities for growth and success. By considering the important aspects, accessing available statistics, utilising the support of relevant organisations, and implementing effective networking strategies, you'll be well-equipped to embark on your entrepreneurial journey. Remember that starting and growing a business requires resilience, adaptability, and continuous learning. Stay committed to your vision, seek support when needed, and be proactive in leveraging available resources and networks to succeed in the dynamic business landscape of England.
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An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes all of the most important subjects covered in an easy-to-read way with links to useful online articles and relevant contacts.
The idea of starting your own business can be incredibly exciting and who can blame you for being tempted?
However, the sad truth is that far too many new enterprises fail in the early stages. Our aim is to make sure that you don’t become one of them.
This guide explains the key start-up subjects in simple English.
There is also plenty of help available in the area and much of it is free - please do make the most of it.
'You don't know what you don't know' is a phrase that is so applicable to starting a new business.
England 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.
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