Start Your Own Business in County Durham

Starting a business in County Durham

Starting a business in County Durham?

You have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in County Durham 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.

Barnard Castle  |  Billingham  |  Bishop Auckland  |  Chester Le Street  |  Consett  |  County Durham  |  Crook  |  Darlington  |  Darlington Borough  |  Durham  |  Durham County  |  Ferryhill  |  Hartlepool  |  Hartlepool Borough  |  Newton Aycliffe  |  Peterlee  |  Seaham  |  Shildon  |  Spennymoor  |  Stockton On Tees  |  Stockton-On-Tees Borough  |  Wingate  |  Yarm  | 

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.


SD Controls
Sd Controls
Friendly, personal service.

SD Controls is a locally based accounting firm specialising in the SME business sector. The vast knowledge obtained over the years allows a SIMPLE DIRECT CONTROL of our client's business affairs.

S D Controls Ltd can assist with:

* Monthly Management Accounts

* Annual Accounts for : Sole Traders /Partnerships and Audit Exempt Ltd Companies.

* Accounts Preparation and Audit Liason for larger companies.

* Tax Return Completion, VAT Return Completion, Payroll. Bookkeeping-on site or off.

* Business Start Ups- Including cash flow forecasts.

* HMRC Investigations. Negotiations- Banks etc.

* FIXED FEE - No Hidden extras,HMRC fee protection Insurance included foc.

Taylor Made packages.

It is our aim to create an accounting package that caters specifically to your needs. All Fees are fixed , payable in a method to suit you, monthly/quarterly/annually. All clients are visited at regular intervals and can contact us at any time evan outside normal office hours. Initial consultation is completely FOC.

If you can help local start-ups and small business owners in County Durham, 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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