Start Your Own Business in Hertfordshire

Starting a business in Hertfordshire

Starting a business in Hertfordshire?

You have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Hertfordshire 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.


Abbots Langley  |  Baldock  |  Berkhamsted  |  Bishops Stortford  |  Borehamwood  |  Broxbourne  |   |  Bushey  |  Cheshunt  |  Cuffley  |  Dacorum Borough  |  East Hertfordshire  |  Harpenden  |  Hatfield  |  Hemel Hempstead  |  Hertford  |  Hertfordshire  |  Hertsmere Borough  |  Hitchin  |  Hoddesdon  |  Kings Langley  |  Knebworth  |  Letchworth  |  North Hertfordshire District  |  Potters Bar  |  Radlett  |  Rickmansworth  |  Royston  |  Sawbridgeworth  |  St Albans  |  St Albans City & District  |  Stevenage  |  Stevenage Borough  |  Three Rivers District  |  Tring  |  Waltham Cross  |  Ware  |  Watford  |  Watford Borough  |  Welwyn Garden City  |  Welwyn Hatfield Council  | 

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


Contents:
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.

BUSINESS

DAA Consulting
Daa Consulting

DAA Consulting helps new and existing businesses build, develop and grow. We can provide anything from free initial mentoring to business advice, strategy planning, marketing, funding and much more.

We do not charge for an initial consultation and any support given, is designed to help you grow your business and achieve your aims. Our aim is to help you get started and help you at each step of your journey or if you are already in business, help you get to the next level.

We also have our own free ebook, "A Guide to Starting and Running a Small Business"
ADVICE

STANTA (St Albans Enterprise Agency)
Stanta (St Albans Enterprise Agency)

http://stanta.co.uk
12 hours of free business advice and training for Hertfordshire based new, start up and established micro businesses (up to 3½ years old)

The 12 hours of support might consist of:

* 2 hr business advice meeting with an experienced business adviser
* Assistance with registering the business with HMRC and Companies House
* Attend Business Planning workshop (6 hrs), topics covered are:

– Understand the process of creating a business plan from research, through to preparing, to implementation
– Understand key strategy issues
– Develop a marketing plan
– Understand key financial data – cash flow, profit and loss

* Attend a training course of your choice (2hrs), see our list of forthcoming courses: http://stanta.co.uk/event/workshops/

* Attend a legal surgery (45 mins) if you have a specific legal query; such as commercial contracts, intellectual property – this is optional, not obligatory

* Final 2hrs – you choose: attend another training workshop or have a free business advice follow up

At a business advice meeting, you will receive personalised advice and a detailed reference pack, along with a follow-up email indicating the key action points.

The advice may include everything you need to set up your business, from practical, legal and financial information through to a thorough analysis of your business strategy.

This evaluation will include a review of any competitive advantages that you may have (e.g. useful contacts or experience), potential or current customers, competitors, pricing structure, SWOT* analysis and planned marketing activity.
ACCOUNTING

Woodbridge & Co
Woodbridge & Co

http://www.woodbridgeandco.com
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LAW

Breeze and Wyles Solicitors LLP
Breeze And Wyles Solicitors Llp

http://www.breezeandwyles.com
DESIGN

Bowley Design
Bowley Design

http://www.bowleydesign.com
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HR

EmployAssist HR Services Ltd
Employassist Hr Services Ltd

http://www.employassisthr.co.uk
EmployAssist HR is a specialist HR consultancy with offices in Bishop's Stortford and London.

We have a team of HR advisers and consultants who can support you in all aspects of your HR requirements. By allowing us to assist you we help to free up your time to focus on the success of your business without being tied down with staffing issues.

We offer clear and concise HR advice on all issues or concerns you may have, no matter how trivial. Our comprehensive web portal allows you access to all of the documents and letters you may require. Our 24/7 helpline ensures that you always have access to an adviser when you need it.

We we work closely with the award winning employment law team at Nockolds Solicitors.
NETWORKING

Viva Networking
Viva Networking

http://www.viva-networking.co.uk
Viva Business Networking is not just another networking group. Now in our third year we have established a strong network of companies, created an ethos of support and spirit of generosity. We are a mixed networking company with no professional lock-out.

We are a networking service and help you get the business you need.
SEO

Choice Digital
Choice Digital

http://www.choicedigital.co.uk/
RESULTS-DRIVEN SEO AND WEBSITE CONVERSION SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH END SERVICE PROVIDERS

The team at Choice Digital combine over 10 years of expertise in delivering SEO and website marketing solutions with one goal: to help you win more clients online.

FREE AUDIT

If you think choice digital might be a good fit in helping you win more clients online – and if you qualify – we would first recommend you apply for a custom Website Audit for your business, free of charge.

That way, we can then have a valuable conversation about how well your website is currently optimised for the search engines, and you will also receive advice on immediate and actionable steps to effectively gain and convert more high-value enquiries.

If we mutually agree that your business can benefit from our SEO and website conversion solutions, we will then put together a personalized proposal complete with price and expectations.
MENTORING

DAA Consulting
Daa Consulting

DAA Consulting helps new and existing businesses build, develop and grow. We can provide anything from free initial mentoring to business advice, strategy planning, marketing, funding and much more.

We do not charge for an initial consultation and any support given, is designed to help you grow your business and achieve your aims. Our aim is to help you get started and help you at each step of your journey or if you are already in business, help you get to the next level.

We also have our own free ebook, "A Guide to Starting and Running a Small Business"
WEB

Advert2Do
Advert2Do

http://24-7website.co.uk
24-7 website has been designing:

WWW pages,
online stores,
creating applications which facilitate the maintenance of websites

It has been created by a team with years of experience in various branches of IT industry. The websites we create includes a diverse and wide-range of topics tailored to the needs of customers of all specialties.


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