Start Your Own Business in Cardiff

Starting a business in Cardiff
Starting a business in Cardiff

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

Start Your Own Business in Cardiff 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.

Free start-up pack

Everything that you will find on the site is free or very low cost and includes 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 & Grow Your Business' guide .

We have been helping start-ups and exisiting business owners for the past 18 years and in Cardiff since 2005.

Accordingly, we have amassed an enormous amount of relevant useful business information which we are happy to share with you free of charge.

Friendly Advice

We hope that you find the site useful and wish you the very best of luck on your exciting journey. If you are unsure of where to start, we suggest that you get a feel for what is going on locally by having a look at the following pages:

If you offer services that could help local business owners, we would be happy to point them in your direction! Add your details (FREE!) here.

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
Free start-up pack
One-time registration required but this unlocks all of the free resources on the site.

FREE Book

Start & Grow Your Business In 2019

Start & Grow Your Business In 2019

This free 150 page book is packed with information and contact details designed to help you start or grow your business successfully.

We have been running SYOB for over 10 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between success or failure.

Starting a business is easy but keeping it going and making a profit is a completely different proposition. The good news is that there are tried and tested 'rules' which have consistently proved to work.

As the old addage says 'you don't know what you don't know'!

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FREE 'Start & Grow Your Business' Book

This 2019 Edition is packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Cardiff

Start & Grow Your Business In 2019
  1. Overview - easy to follow step by step guide
  2. Advice - where to find help and support
  3. Business planning - are you ready?
  4. Market research - is there a gap in the market?
  5. Business set-up - choosing the right structure
  6. Premises - work from home or premises?
  7. Finance & funding - your funding options
  8. Accountancy & tax - tax and VAT explained
  9. Business networking - tips and local groups
  10. Getting online - online marketing, social media
  11. Employing staff - how to find and recruit
  12. Law & insurance - the key considerations
  13. Common mistakes - and how to avoid them
  14. Business directory - useful contacts

You can download the whole of this 150 page book now free of charge. We are sure that you will find it both interesting and useful. The 2019 edition is packed with useful hints and tips, relevant, easy to read guides to all of the relevant subjects, real-life examples, and lots of contacts to enable you to get off to the best possible start.

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Start-Up Services

We are keen to see you succeed and can recommend the following...

Business Plan
If you have already prepared a business plan, but feel it needs a professional 'eye' to look over it before presenting it to a bank or investor, or you’re worried that it simply isn’t up to scratch, then we can help.
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Mentoring
A professional business mentor is an invaluable resource for businesses of all shapes and sizes, so stick with one and they will help you to grow from a start-up to an established business.
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Peter Gow
Discover how you can earn a lifelong income by helping people get an all together better deal on their Gas, Electricity, Landline, Broadband and Mobile services. People like you have changed their lives!
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Start-Up Loan
We have partnered with Transmit Start-Ups to deliver the Start Up Loans scheme to UK entrepreneurs. This is a government backed scheme, providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance.
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Exhibition items
Print My Tablecloth and Harberson Ltd supply a wide range of printed tablecloths, exhibition display stands, pop up displays, pull up roller banners, and a range of embroidered tablecloths and personalised promotional items. If you are new to exhibitions and trade shows, we can help you to find the right solution to help grow your business in the direction you want it to grow.
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Latest Start-Up Articles

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Cardiff Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Cardiff area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

We are practising local accountants that also offer to train local businesses in doing their own bookkeeping in-house to save money. We have a classroom and run various bookkeeping and payroll courses on Sage 50 and also ICB courses (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers). We can teach you exactly what you need to know just for your business. You can learn in a classroom environment or we can provided one to one training and support. Please contact us to see how we can help you save money.
Admire and Inspire provides low cost website design and hosting to both public and private clients throughout the local area. The business, which is located in Cardiff, originally started out in 2012 and the owner has obtained qualifications in Web Design and Technology and a number of years of experience in the web design business. With good customer liaison and friendly staff, the company is able to offer a complete and professional service which is intended to be a LOW COST solution, and will be a more affordable option for small companies, sole traders, clubs and organisations to get their business noticed and promoted on the internet. Admire and Inspire creates a range of websites tailored to your own requirements. Websites can be designed for any type of company or organisation. Admire and Inspire will discuss your requirements with no high tech talk or computer jargon and the websites and our hosting provided unlimited e-mail addresses personalised to your own domain. Domain (website address) purchase and registration can be arranged by Admire and Inspire. Admire and Inspire will advise on the best colours to get your company noticed and can digitally enhance your own images, and create a logo if required. To see the full range of our services and more information and details of our very low prices please visit our website: http:www.admireandinspire.co.uk We are happy to visit you or meet over a relaxed cup of tea or coffee to discuss your needs with no obligation.
IT Solutions Site Ltd is a provider of PC Tech Support & computer repair services to small and medium businesses and home users across Cardiff and the United Kingdom. We understand that Information Technology is critical to you our solutions are simple, honest and fast whether you require a PC repair or a Technical support specialist our expert engineers can help you today.
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