Start Your Own Business in Kent

Starting a business in Kent

Starting a business in Kent?

You have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Kent 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.

Ashford Borough  |  Ashford  |  Aylesford  |  Beckenham  |  Belvedere  |  Birchington  |  Broadstairs  |  Canterbury  |  Canterbury City Council  |  Chatham  |  Cranbrook  |  Dartford  |  Dartford Borough  |  Deal  |  Dover  |  Dover District Council  |  Edenbridge  |  Faversham  |  Folkestone  |  Gillingham  |  Gravesend  |  Gravesham Borough  |  Greenhithe  |  Herne Bay  |  Hythe  |  Kent  |  Keston  |  Longfield  |  Maidstone  |  Maidstone Borough  |  Margate  |  Medway  |  Medway Council  |  New Romney  |  Queenborough  |  Ramsgate  |  Rochester  |  Romney Marsh  |  Sandwich  |  Sevenoaks  |  Sevenoaks District  |  Sheerness  |  Shepway District  |  Sittingbourne  |  Snodland  |  Swale Borough  |  Swanley  |  Swanscombe  |  Tenterden  |  Thanet District  |  Tonbridge  |  Tonbridge And Malling Borough  |  Tunbridge Wells  |  Tunbridge Wells Borough  |  Welling  |  West Malling  |  Westerham  |  Westgate-On-Sea  |  Whitstable  | 

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.


Today I Should Ltd
Today I Should Ltd
A web design and development company that helps you get your business off the ground.

With 10 years experience in design and development of websites for a huge range of companies, we know what works for businesses and provide it at an affordable price.

You just supply the content and images and we'll do the rest. Or we can source those too, if you need help there.

Enterprise First
Enterprise First
Starting up your own business?
Would you like some free support?

Since 1981 Enterprise has been helping people start their own companies and develop their existing businesses. As a not for profit company with sponsorship from the public and private sectors we can offer free support and funding guidance.

We are also a member of the National Enterprise Network. Free, confidential, and independent advice is provided from our team of experienced accredited business advisers.

Contact us on 0845 458 7535 or e-mail us ( if you would like to discuss your idea with one of our advisers. This is completely free of charge and without any obligation.


Enterprise First are the Virgin StartUp loan delivery partner for the South East. If you are looking for finance to start your business please do get in touch.

Monkeys Brother
Monkeys Brother
Monkeys Brother is a design company in South East England specialising in web and print design for local businesses and organisations. Although not exclusively, we are passionate about local business, local economy and communities. With clients ranging from surf schools to community cafe's and county councils, Monkeys Brother has built up a great relationship with the South East business community over the recent years.

We are passionate about seeing your business turnover increase through good design and communication, whether a new startup, self employed, development of an existing small business or established company.

Services include:

- Web Design
- Web management
- SEO and website optimisation
- Facebook and Social media advertising
- Online Marketing
- Flyer design
- Business cards
- Logos and company branding (letterheads, screensavers etc)
- Brochures, leaflets and documents
- Banners and design for signage
- stickers, badges, stationary and other promotional gifts

See our portfolio online! Contact us today!

Invicta Linux Ltd
Invicta Linux Ltd
Invicta Linux are the business technology specialists, providing professional IT solutions for small businesses and startups.

We provide a range of professional IT services in Kent and the south East. We specialise in professional IT solutions and packages for businesses, from startup to enterprise level.

The people at Invicta Linux have a long history within the IT industry and are experts in supplying premium solutions to small and medium sized businesses, including award-winning on-premise alternatives to Microsoft.

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.

Whitefish Marketing
Whitefish Marketing
Welcome to Whitefish Marketing! We are a specialist Digital Marketing agency based in Kent, servicing clients throughout UK and abroad. Our core services focus on helping clients to grow traffic to their website, improve sales leads that come in, and to increase brand loyalty and retention of their existing customer base for future repeat business. We call this our ACQUISITION, CONVERSION, and RETENTION services.

With our experienced team of digital marketing professionals, we know we can enhance your online visibility to increase your bottom line figures. Our marketing promise is – “we won’t accept your business unless we are 100% confident we will add value to your company”.

Offering you specialist services such as:

- Professional Web Design and Development
- SEO (search engine optimisation)
- PPC (Whitefish Marketing are an official Google PPC Partner)
- Social Media Marketing
- Email Marketing
- Content marketing and blog writing
- Digital Public Relations
- and much more...

We are there to provide business with a compete Multi-Channel-Marketing campaign bespoke to your needs and budget. The choice and flexibility is yours.
We work remotely from our offices in Kent, but will gladly arrange face-to-face meetings as required. Our friendly and professional team will always be on hand to help

Call us today for a frank and no obligation discussion to see how Whitefish Marketing can measurably help your business grow 01303 720 288.

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