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Start Your Own Business in Northamptonshire

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

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

Start Your Own Business in Northamptonshire contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Northamptonshire since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in Northamptonshire

Popular resources

There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.

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Download the 2021 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc.

Start Your Own Business in 2021
Read more about what our Free guide contains and how you can download it.

What do you get in the guide?

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

Checklist

Easy to follow step by step guide

Business set-up

Choosing the right structure

Getting online

Online marketing, social media

Local support

Where to find help and support

Premises

Work from home or premises?

Employing staff

How to find and recruit

Before you start

The reality of running a business

Finance & funding

Your funding options

Law & insurance

The key considerations

Business planning

Are you ready?

Accountancy & tax

Tax and VAT explained

Business directory

Useful contacts

Market research

Is there a gap in the market?

Business networking

Tips and local groups

Starting a business in Northamptonshire
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Key Contacts in Northamptonshire

Simon Cox Marketing Solutions Limited
I work with companies, clubs and charities to help raise awareness of their brands through marketing, promotional products, branded clothing, print and social media. I hold business owners hands to help them develop a better business.
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Raunds Web Design
Competitively Priced Web Design At Raunds Web Design we produce sensibly priced professional looking websites that reflect your business or service. We can create quality websites from as little as ₤95 (With you supplying the text and images) we are capable to accomplish this by having very low overheads and using Wordpress as the major platform as well as using ready made websites from Elementor and Astra which are all adaptable. Ready Made Websites That Are Flexible All our ready made websites feature a variety of sections which can be totally edited with your text as well as images to create each section relevant to your business or professional service. You can even mix themes by adding a section from one theme to another so the entire method is very flexible. We are able to create high quality looking business websites that may typically cost hundreds of pounds for a fraction of the price. SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) Raunds Web Design not only offer ready made websites we also carry out SEO helping your small business get seen in the search engines like Google etc. ...
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Northamptonshire LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
Launched in May 2011, Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) received formal endorsement from government as a Local Enterprise Partnership on 23 September the same year.
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Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce
The wide range of Chamber Membership benefits have been specifically designed to enable small and medium sized businesses to make the most of their potential. As part of your membership and our partnership approach there is a commitment policy that outlines what well do for you. Address: Waterside House, Waterside Way, Northampton, NN4 7XD
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DNG Dove Naish
DNG Dove Naish Chartered Accountants and business advisers. We are here to help - to understand your needs, to listen to your concerns and then to provide services which fit your particular circumstances. Weve been advising businesses and individuals on their financial affairs for the last 50 years so were good at what we do and we know what were talking about.
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Start-up Steps

We have created a collection of start-up steps articles to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their business journey. Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that have been proved not to work so well.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: Startup Steps