Start Your Own Business in Bristol

Starting a business in Bristol

Starting a business in Bristol?

You have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Bristol contains free resources and information that will help you get your new venture off the ground.

It also highlights local organisations who are happy to offer friendly advice and services that you need.

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Free Start Your Own Business Book

Start Your Own Business in 2017

Start Your Own Business in 2017

This 180 page book is packed with start-up information and contact details designed to help you start 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 start-up 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'!

You can download the whole book now (free of charge).

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

Download Pack

The key important dates, legal and HMRC requirements; a simple to follow step-by-step guide; relevant fact-sheets; business plan, cash flow forecast, personal survival budget and marketing plan templates; our own very popular start-up map; contents of our Start Your Own Business CD-Rom; and a Powerpoint presentation to accompany the business plan.

Recommended Local Partners

We are extremely grateful to our local partners. They have been kind enough to support us and are keen to help you too. Please do make the most of their services.


Elite Financial Accounting Ltd
Elite Financial Accounting Ltd
Elite Financial Accounting are accountants in Bristol and provide a variety of affordable accounting and taxation services to start up businesses. All services are tailored for each client need.

We know how important it is to form a close relationship with your accountant to help your business grow. That is why we offer:

- Fixed fees
- Unlimited free phone support
- Unlimited free meetings
- Free initial no obligation meeting
- Work on time, every time.

Orega Bristol
Orega Bristol
An office designed for you

The offices at Orega Bristol are fully flexible and serviced to meet the needs of a broad spectrum of businesses. The office environment we create is strategically designed to help businesses flourish. Every office is fitted with the latest IT and telecoms solutions to provide unrivalled broadband speeds along with the latest telephony capable of supporting a variety of recording and monitoring software.

Each office is personally configured by our sales and management team providing office space to suit your choices and requirements, creating a hassle-free move. This process is known as our "Perfect Move In" and will be explained to you in detail prior to completion of contracts. All Orega offices are unbranded but our clients are welcome to brand their own offices in a manner which best reflects their business. Corporate name boards and logos can also be situated in prominent areas.

You will benefit from being able to call the building your own whilst using it to help promote the prestige of your company. We aim to provide a fantastic working environment for the people in your business. The space we offer is totally flexible enabling business' to expand in a matter of days when necessary.

About Ten Victoria Street

Ten Victoria Street is a stunning newly redeveloped, five-storey period office building just a stone's throw from Bristol's floating harbour and Temple Quay Station. Situated on Victoria Street the building offers 27,000 Sqft of Cat A serviced office space, the building has been finished to a BREEAM rating of 'very good'.
Within Bristol's central business district the red brick facade leads to a grand modern entrance and reception offering a great first impression to visitors. To the rear of the building is a private, secure-access car park, making it the perfect base for your business.


Our Bristol Business Centres location means you and your colleagues have a range of options for travelling to and from our building. Aside from both our on and off site parking, Temple Meads station is just a short five minute walk down the road. Both bus and cycle routes are conveniently located close to the building and the canal ferry docks are nearby. Victoria Street itself leads directly out of Bristol, connecting to neighbouring 'A' roads and to the three motorways (M32, M4 & M5) that surround the city. Victoria Street is close to Cabot Circus shopping centre and a number of cafes, bars and restaurants are also located in the vicinity.

Orega Bristol
Ten Victoria Street,

Aardvark Creative
Aardvark Creative
Based in Bristol, Aardvark Creative are top quality graphic designers and website designers who offer services both in Bristol and around the UK.

Now, like all creative consultancies, we

Higos Insurance Services Ltd
Higos Insurance Services Ltd
Higos is one of the largest independent regional intermediaries in the UK, specialising in general insurance products for both personal and business risks. Higos offers a distribution network for independent financial advisers. We have built our reputation on providing a winning combination of professional, independent advice and customer service for both personal and business customers.

We have offices located throughout the South West - for further details visit

4Networking gives you all the support, networking (and appointments!) that you and your business needs.

For over 11 years, tens of thousands of Passport members have been part of 4N and you can join them.

You can try a couple of meetings as a visitor before deciding to become a Passport member.

The team at each group (drawn from local business owners) will ensure that you receive a friendly welcome.

Enterprise Online Marketing Solutions
Enterprise Online Marketing Solutions
In today's connected world Digital Marketing and the World Wide Web forms an essential part of business marketing.

You need to be easy to find in all the places that your existing and potential customers are likely to visit and make sure that you are professionally representing your business.

You want more sales, more leads, phone calls and enquiries, more newsletter subscriptions and/or more downloads!

To achieve these ambitions, you need an effective website, effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to make sure that you appear in Google, Bing and Yahoo search results as well as an active presence on all the Social Media sites that your clients are likely to be using

Using a range of affordable and effective Digital Marketing I can ensure that your business is easy to find by your customers.
MARKETING - where local information matters - Where Local Information Matters is the leading business directory and events & entertainment website for Bristol. Established in November 2013 the site now has over 150 clients in Bristol and run the most engaged social media accounts in the City.

The 365 Bristol team comprises of a highly experienced mix of writers, trained specifically in writing for the web, business development managers and digital media specialists. Having partnered with web specialists from Somerset Design we are always on top of the constantly changing search and website algorithms, ensuring our site is always up to date delivering valuable content to both our readers and groups and organisations we are affiliated to.

We have many different ways to help reach your potential customers, raise your business profile, generate customers and increase your turnover. From enhanced directory listings, banner advertising, editorial, promotional videos, event listings, discount vouchers, competitions and sponsorship options, responsive website design, branding and social media. We will create a bespoke package for your business needs.

For further information please visit our website or contact us on 0117 2140098. We are based at Aardman Animations on Spike Island so feel free to pop in for a coffee and a chat about how we can help your business succeed with measurable online marketing.

Greg de Tisi Online Marketing and Coaching
Greg De Tisi Online Marketing And Coaching
Greg de Tisi Coaching is all about specifics. Whether you want a new career, a new lifestyle, more money or just more motivation I can help. With over 10 years of experience helping others I am committed to serving others and helping others to tap into what drives them and what they are passionate about.

I have 15 books so far on self growth and wealth growth and work from home In Bristol. I have successful students from all over the globe and continue to seve in my local community also where I can.

I offer a free 45 minute consultation no obligation to see whether I am the right fit for you.

I look forward to meeting you soon

Greg De Tisi

Connect Digital Marketing
Connect Digital Marketing
Connect Digital Marketing - Established because we recognised the need to make quality digital marketing services accessible to start-up and small businesses.

We specialise in
- Website design
- Social media marketing
- Pay-per-click management
- Search engine optimisation

We understand that managing a business and carrying out the day-to-day work is not easy! So we work with you to build an effective digital marketing campaign enabling you to focus on what you do best and utilise your potential.

We have had some great results with the many start up businesses we have worked with. Here are few testimonial extracts from our clients:
"I feel very looked after, and very lucky to have such a great website which is a huge asset to my business. I will recommend and sing Connect Digital Marketing's praises to anybody who needs a service they can provide. The benefits will continue long after your site is completed...."

"We are now competing at the top of Google alongside larger businesses and our website is seen and viewed by a lot more people than before we used PPC"

"I would definitely recommend Connect Digital Marketing to anyone who is thinking of setting up a website and need help promoting it online"

"Highly recommend Connect Digital Marketing. Attention to detail, guaranteed!!!..."

We truly want the best for you and your business. You will always have our support and advice and together we will work towards the ultimate goal of getting the results you want!

Our commitment and passion to see our clients succeed is shown through the one-to-one dedicated support that comes with every service.

Get in touch now to kick-start your business!

Facebook: /connectdigitalmarketing
Twitter: @connectdm_

If you can help local start-ups and small business owners in Bristol, we would be delighted to help you reach them. Add Free Listing

Starting a New Business - Key Facts

In addition to these local pages, we have also compiled a library of information covering all of the most important issues that you have to consider when you start a business.

This includes articles, downloads and links to the best resources that are available for new business start ups.

Useful Start-Up Resources

Start Up Funding

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