If you are thinking about starting a business in
or would like to grow your exisiting business, you have come to the right place!
Start Your Own Business in
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
and services that you need.
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 Derbyshire 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.
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!)
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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.
- Start-up checklist
- Step-by-step guide
- Business plan template
- Personal budget planner
- Cashflow forecast template
- Marketing plan template
- Guide to business networking
- Start-up map
- Web & SEO Checklist
- Start-up map
One-time registration required but this unlocks all of the free resources on the site.
Start & Grow Your Business In 2019
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'!
FREE 'Start & Grow Your Business' Book
Edition is packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in
- easy to follow step by step guide
- where to find help and support
- are you ready?
- is there a gap in the market?
- choosing the right structure
- work from home or premises?
Finance & funding
- your funding options
Accountancy & tax
- tax and VAT explained
- tips and local groups
- online marketing, social media
- how to find and recruit
Law & insurance
- the key considerations
- and how to avoid them
- useful contacts
You can download the whole of this
page book now free of charge. We are sure that you will find it both interesting and useful. The
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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We are keen to see you succeed and can recommend the following...
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. Find out more
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. Find out more
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! Find out more
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. Find out more
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. Find out more
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the
area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)
The Launchpad programme provides free support to pre-start and new businesses in the Sheffield City Region. It is a new, fully inclusive programme designed to help ambitious entrepreneurs set up and run successful businesses and support SMEs under 2 years old to take the next step and grow their business.
Our East Midlands Region is broken down into three areas. If you want to get in touch with the East Midlands team about a local business issue, event or local support in your area please use the details below.
Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:07917 628922
Email: email@example.com Tel: 07816 453462
Leicestershire, Northants & Rutland
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:07917 628922
In our history we have worked with thousands of start-ups and growing businesses to help them follow their dreams and achieve their goals. We work across the East Midlands and South East Midlands as a not for profit, public sector funded organisation to provide vital business support, advice, business loans and new start finance.
Derbyshire Cunty Council business support and advice. Provide support and help for businesses in a variety of ways.
Start up advice, inspiration and support. Information to help you settle, promote and grow your business within Derbyshire. Much of this assistance is free. To help businesses find the support they need,The D2N2 Growth Hub links businesses with an ambition to grow in the D2N2 area, the UK's most inspirational postcode, with support and information, the Growth Hub is the gateway for businesses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Coleman Bradshaw are a progressive team of accountants and professional advisers providing accounting & business support services to ambitious small businesses and start-ups.
We are here to minimise tax, maximise cash and profits, and provide peace of mind.
So what makes us different?
We communicate actively with our clients and business community. We love to help business to grow and become more successful, and we are committed to providing a highly responsive and energetic customer service experience - precisely what you need to support you in the fast-paced world of growing a small business or launching a start-up.
The D2 Business Starter Programme has just one purpose; to seek out and assist owners of brilliant ideas across the County. The D2 Business Starter Programme is an exciting new initiative giving all Derbyshire residents the opportunity to explore your business potential and learn how to set up a new business with series of flexible, fully funded workshops and one-to-one support. This support will be delivered by experienced professionals working with small groups at local venues across the County.
Interested in starting your own business? There are a number of organisations both locally and nationally that can help you, listed below by local council area.
There are a number of things to think about. These are listed in the section on business planning (opens in new window) along with a checklist of what you need to do.
Have you ever thought about working for yourself? Take the first step to starting your own business. This course will show you how to set up a simple money management system for your new business.
Business Peak District is an organisation with over 700 members that seeks to act as a single voice for businesses in and around the Peak District and as a representative of their interests to our partner organisations. Our vision is for a Peak District with a distinctive, high quality rural environment and an enterprising, growing and sustainable rural economy. Membership is free to businesses in and around the Peak District and it’s environs, across all sectors.
Business Enterprise Support – or BES – is a not-for-profit social enterprise primarily dedicated to helping people to start and successfully run their own businesses or social enterprises. BES have helped thousands of people from all different backgrounds prepare, fund and successfully launch businesses of their own across the West Midlands.
At Dove Computer Solutions, we provide professional I.T. solutions, help desk support and cloud services to a range of customers including large organisations through to home users.
We combine technological expertise with friendly local service to deliver affordable solutions to our customers. Our team of highly qualified engineers provide helpful advice and solutions without the jargon.
No matter how small or large your IT requirements, Dove Computers have solutions to suit you and make your day-to-day life easier.
If you are a startup business or have been operating a business for less than 12 months you qualify for 3 months unlimited, offsite support to cover all of your IT equipment. Contact us for more information.
The Chamber is the leading business organisation in the East Midlands. With a growing membership of more than 3,800 businesses and 3,000 affiliates, it is the second largest chamber of commerce in the country. The Chamber offers Members extensive networking opportunities and a wide range of discounted services. Address: Commerce Centre, Canal Wharf, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7NA
Business Derbyshire. The overall vision for our business support theme is to ensure that we improve the rates of business formation, survival and growth within Derbyshire to ensure greater economic prosperity.
The overwhelming majority of artists and creative businesses are micro businesses or self employed individuals. Whether you are starting your creative business from scratch or buying a business or franchise, it can be a daunting process. There is however, a range of support available to creative businesses, both in terms of general and specialist support and guides.
Business support, events, grants and professional advice for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The Big House programme has already helped many creative and digital entrepreneurs and small businesses to move to the next level. Take a moment to learn about the free support available to enable your idea or business to develop and grow.
Find Networking Events is the UK's leading directory of networking meetings. Events are sub divided by region and this page covers Derbyshire.
Putting your business needs at the heart of our strategy. Helping you measurably engage, enrich and enhance your business. The Chamber represents a complex business ecosystem in the heartland of the UK. Whatever the sector, shape or size of your organisation, our primary focus is to help you thrive.
Want to move your business to the Digital Age? Discover how the Digital Growth Programme can help you.
The Digital Growth Programme is a £7.25 million project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which provides dedicated support to enterprises located in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
The Programme aims to support growing businesses to explore and introduce new and emerging ICT products and services into their business to improve competitiveness and productivity consequently driving economic growth across the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership area.
Love Business is free and its aim is to help you achieve your business goal - whether that's increased profits, work life balance or something else.
It started with a business event in the East Midlands and has grown to a movement which engages people who Love Business and pulls together all the organisations who can help businesses of any size.
Programme for unemployed people in Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales and NE Derbyshire Districts.
If you are aged 25+, not currently working and living in one of the above districts, the Doing Good Business programme can help you.
Funded by Big Lottery and the European Social Fund it provides free one-to-one advice, practical support to manage your personal circumstances, help to develop your skills and personal strengths and expert advice & guidance on key topics.
We can also help by covering the costs of travel, childcare and other items while you are taking part in the programme.