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Start Your Own Business in Washington

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

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

Start Your Own Business in Washington 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 Washington since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in Washington

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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 Washington.

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

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Key Contacts in Washington

Team Marvel
Team Marvel is a trail-blazing, international digital agency based in Newcastle in the North East of England. Our team comprises of over 65 years experience in the industry specialising in brand design, web design, web development, SEO and social media. We have a background in REAL business and that combined with our creativity is a winning formula for driving projects to be a success. Our MAIN goal is to get you the results that you want to achieve whilst maintaining a completely transparent and business-focussed approach. We focus on building relationships meaning that you will be involved in the whole process of your project and we can discuss the best way to deliver it so that your potential customers love what you are showcasing and have to offer. Our office is always open to you and you’re welcome to call in for a chat and a coffee anytime you want BUT we can also talk to you over the phone or video call if that is a better alternative. Reach out to us and lets get the ball rolling.
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North East Social Media Ltd
We work with start ups and established SMEs to help them with their online marketing. Showing them how to raise their profile and drive traffic to their websites and of course improve SEO predominantly through the use of Social Media. Amanda Dixon, our Social Media Guru, is also the Social Media Specialist for North Tyneside, working with new business start ups at The Business Factory North Shields.
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Graham R Turner
We prepare Accounts/Self Assessment Return & specialise in Sole Traders, Partnerships, Income from Property, Tax Enquiries – We are here to help! Established in 1997 and with over 36 years combined experience, Graham R Turner accountancy and taxation services specialise in Sole Traders and Partnerships. We bring a depth of experience and knowledge when it comes to managing your self assessment, tax returns and accounts preparation as well as getting prepared for implementation of ‘Maxing tax digital’ (MTD) which starts in April 2021, we are ready, are you? If you are considering being self-employed or are currently self employed as a sole trader or partnership looking for a bespoke service in and around the Carlisle area or in the Tyne Valley, Northumberland or North Tyneside. We can arrange to come to you at work, home or a convenient location to discuss your individual requirements in more detail.
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Tedco
TEDCO helps new and established businesses by providing information and advice on every aspect of running a business, including business start-up, survival, success and growth. TEDCO also manages three business centres in South Tyneside and one in Northumberland offering a range of workshop, manufacturing and office space with flexible terms.
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TEDCO Ltd
TEDCO offer FREE advice, guidance, up-to-date information and can help you to write a business plan. We can help you decide if you have what it takes to set up a new business, look at the reality of starting your business and the skills and qualities you will need
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Project North East Group
The PNE Group designs, builds and manages innovative projects that help enterprising people and communities develop their ideas, and create wealth and employment. The purpose of the PNE Group is to develop sustainable organisations globally through people, performance and place. We regard ourselves as social entrepreneurs doing challenging things throughout the world. Success is based on a sound understanding of best practice, married with practical experience of working with small businesses and community projects.
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TEDCO
TEDCO is a leading company in enterprise development which re-invests its profit and aims to help generate prosperity in the North East. The company was formed in 1984 and is located in South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Berwick upon Tweed.
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Irwin Mitchell Newcastle
The law firm of Irwin Mitchell is one of the largest law firms located in the United Kingdom. Their variety of expertise as well as their cadre of competent solicitors has catapulted Irwin Mitchell to the top of their industry. The law firm has offices all over the U.K. to make it much simpler for citizens to gain access to their services. One office is located in Newcastle. This office houses a large number of solicitors with a wide range of legal expertise. This group of solicitors also has a lot of experience especially in personal injury law as well as dealing with medical negligence. The managing partner of this branch is a specialized expert in head and spinal cord injuries. The Newcastle office of Irwin Mitchell of course serves people within the city of Newcastle. However, other surrounding areas are served as well. The Newcastle office is the centre for Irwin Mitchell services in the Northern part of England. This would include Tyne, Wear, Northumberland, Teesside, Co Durham and Cumbria. A variety of legal services are offered by the Newcastle office. They have experience with and are able to assist you with personal injury claims. The type of claims runs the full gamut. Serious injury claims such as head and spinal injuries are a service provided. Also, mesothelioma claims as well as claims made for other asbestos related diseases are supported. Road accidents and criminal injury are other areas that the Newcastle office of Irwin Mitchell can assist with. Claims of work injury, burns, scars, lacerations, childrens accidents and more are part of the personal injury legal services offered by the team at Irwin Mitchell in Newcastle. Assistance with Medical negligence claims are another type of service offered in Newcastle. The specific type of medical negligence case can vary. The solicitors at the Newcastle can help with many types such as claims pertaining to the eyes, cancer, accidents, mental health, pregnancy, birth, surgery and more.
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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