Start Your Own Business in Herefordshire

Starting a business in Herefordshire
Starting a business in Herefordshire

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

Start Your Own Business in Herefordshire 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 Herefordshire 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.

Herefordshire Locations Covered

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 Your Own Business in 2020

Start Your Own Business in 2020

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 Herefordshire.

Start Your Own Business in 2020
  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

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

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

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

Herefordshire Key Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources

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

We are a Hereford based company offering affordable online solutions for local, national and international businesses. Although we have a handful of prestige clients, most of our work is for small or new businesses. We specialise in cheap, fast loading, responsive websites that seem to perform very well on the search engines. Our aim is to continue to find affordable solutions for small businesses wanting to operate online for the first time, or for those who want to improve their existing web presence. We offer domain acquisition, website design, hosting, management and maintenance, after sales service and promotion. We will work alongside you to promote your online business and make it as visible and viable as possible. Our bespoke, responsive designs work equally well across all devices and operating systems, from the largest desktop to the smallest smart phone and it's all much cheaper than you might expect, with packages typically starting from less than a pound a day. Why not visit our portfolio and have a look at some of our recent responsive web designs, covering a wide range of businesses and organisations.
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Connecting & Supporting Local Herefordshire Businesses. Herefordshire Means Business works closely with local businesses organising networking events, training courses and offering all the services a business needs to run successfully. HEREFORDSHIRE MEANS BUSINESS @BREAKFAST Every Second Thursday in the Month The Addisons Suite, Hereford FC Networking Breakfast 7.30am - 9.30am HEREFORDSHIRE MEANS BUSINESS@HEREFORD EXPO Tuesday 28th April 2020 The Three Counties Hotel, Hereford 10am - 3pm ​
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Kinder Pocock Chartered Certified Accountants dispel the myth that accountants and tax advisors are boring, grey suited and at times intimidating! We are a modern and user-friendly firm of accountants based in Herefordshire. We find the most efficient way to give our very best service to you is by specialising in cloud accounting. We are award-winning Xero Gold Partners and Receipt Bank Silver partners, and work hard to support your business online.
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PC Logix Ltd offer a broad range of IT services, from PC & laptop repairs, to full server installations & maintenance, including network cabling services, CCTV and VoIP installation packages.
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The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership aims to build on the areas unique features and create the conditions for enterprise and business to flourish. By leading co-ordinated action to stimulate the drivers of economic development, including housing, transport, infrastructure, broadband availability, inward investment and skills, the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership aims to improve the economic prosperity of the Marches area and create sustainable private-sector employment.
Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce remains a dynamic member-led, not for profit organisation, working to support the local business community and specifically our 1400-strong network of member businesses. Whilst the nature and scale of what we do has changed over time, today we still work to strengthen the position of our members and ensure that the interests of local businesses are heard. Address: Post Severn House, Prescott Drive, Warndon Business Park, Worcester, WR4 9NE
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