Start Your Own Business in Greater Manchester

Starting a business in Greater Manchester

Starting a business in Greater Manchester?

You have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Greater Manchester 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.

Ashton-Under-Lyne  |  Bolton  |  Bury  |  Bury Metropolitan Borough  |  Cheadle  |  Greater Manchester  |  Greater Manchester  |  Heywood  |  Hyde  |  Leigh  |  Littleborough  |  Manchester  |  Oldham  |  Oldham Metropolitan Borough  |  Rochdale  |  Rochdale Metropolitan Borough  |  Salford  |  Salford City Council  |  Stockport  |  Stockport Metropolitan Borough  |  Tameside Metropolitan Borough  |  Trafford Council  |  Wigan  |  Wigan Metropolitan Borough  | 

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.


Carl Mills Accountants
Carl Mills Accountants
Starting up a business can be one of the biggest and toughest decisions of your life. Carl Mills Accountants have helped numerous start-up businesses lift off the ground. Our team of start-up business experts are ready to guide you through the way.

MWA Accounting Ltd
Mwa Accounting Ltd
You didn't go into business to get bogged down with your accounts -but we did!

We work WITH businesses, helping them forecast and control their current situation and future growth whilst ensuring with proactive tax planning that they are able to reap the rewards!

- Bookkeeping,
- Payroll
- Monthly management accounts
- Short-term cashflow forecasts
- Full financial forecasts
- Statutory accounts
- Personal & Corporate tax returns
- Tax planning
- Business plans

Paul Murray HR
Paul Murray Hr
Advice on employment law for your Business from a Real World, practical, HR consultant

Hands on advice on employment law from a real-world HR consultant


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.

Comply at Work Ltd
Comply At Work Ltd
Based in Bolton since 2004, Comply at Work Ltd provides Health and Safety Consultancy and Training services to mainly SMEs and start-ups throughout the North West. Our principal consultant is has won two prestigious awards for the Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and is a Worksafe Consultant.

We offer a tailored service to all our Clients, designed meet current regulations for your business sector. Using a flexible approach at a competitive price, we have fully qualified and experienced personnel on hand, enabling you to have the peace of mind that your business is compliant reducing the risk of litigation, accidents and ill-health, therefore improving profits and productivity and making you your company more desirable to do business with.

We have a satisfied network of Clients located in and around the North West, including Sole Traders, SMEs and larger organisations across a range of industries; and have a portfolio of testimonials from our increasing client base.

Services offered include: Retained Competent Person Service (which includes basic HR support); Policy development; Risk Assessment including Fire, DSE, Noise, COSHH; audits and inspection, assistance with CHAS/Constructionline accreditation and all aspects of Health and Safety and First Aid training, including both accredited and bespoke training tailored to your business requirements.

We are happy to arrange a meeting at our offices or on your site, or call us to discuss you exact requirements so we can give you our best price.

If you can help local start-ups and small business owners in Greater Manchester, 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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