Start Your Own Business in Shropshire

Starting a business in Shropshire

Starting a business in Shropshire?

You have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Shropshire 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.

Bishops Castle  |  Bridgnorth  |  Broseley  |  Bucknell  |  Church Stretton  |  Craven Arms  |  Ludlow  |  Lydbury North  |  Market Drayton  |  Much Wenlock  |  Newport-Shrop  |  Oswestry  |  Shifnal  |  Shrewsbury  |  Shropshire  |  Shropshire Council  |  Telford  |  Telford & Wrekin Council  |  Whitchurch  | 

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.


Business Enterprise Support (BES) as a social enterprise, are a non-profit organisation aiming to help people, of all backgrounds, to become self-employed.

We've been established since 1983 so we know a thing or two about the vital information people need when starting any new business. We've helped everyone from gardeners to computer programmers; from artists to plumbers; from cleaners to photographers. We've helped them all. We understand that every business is different. That's why we treat all our clients as individuals. You'll have questions and concerns that are unique to your idea; our experienced enterprise coaches and business mentors will be able to provide you with support that is tailored to your own needs.

Our experienced team will be able to answer your questions directly or signpost you to the appropriate specialist organisations for more specific queries you may have. In addition to the support from our coaches and mentors, you'll also meet with other entrepreneurs going through the same journey into self-employment. You'll be able to network with each other at the group workshops and also use our exclusive online forums to chat and share with each other too.

Our support doesn't end when you start your new business either. We organise exclusive networking events for our members and run special masterclasses covering more specific areas of running a business, such as social media and managing public relations.

We appreciate that the first few months of being self-employed are the most important and also the most stressful. Preparation and planning are key to your new business' success. We can show you what to expect and give you the skills required to have the confidence to succeed, ensuring you cover all bases before you start trading.

All you need to access our service is passion and drive.

BAT Business Services Ltd
Bat Business Services Ltd
Bat Business Services provides affordable and practical advice and support to discerning owners / principals of growing businesses, primarily in the Midlands and North-West.

Not just straight-talking no-nonsense objective professional advice, but also hands-on support in implementing practical and impactful solutions for owners / CEO's of businesses that are: Starting-up, Growing, Improving, looking to Exit or just looking to be in business in the foreseeable future.

In the first instance, please contact Ian Batkin for an initial confidential no-charge consultation with one of our directors - "you've got nothing to lose and everything to gain !"

Employers' Aide Ltd
Employers' Aide Ltd
HR advice for the whole employment lifecycle - from hiring, thorugh contracts of employment and required policies, through problems and changes, to ending the relationship when this becomes necessary.

Marketing Shropshire
Marketing Shropshire
Creative web design and marketing consultancy in Shropshire

Marketing Shropshire is a full service marketing and website design company in Shropshire. In a nutshell this means we can handle all aspects of your marketing, including marketing strategy, branding, website design and development, e-commerce, search engine optimisation, advertising and PR, social media and design and print.

As our name suggests, we do all things marketing in Shropshire. So, rather than deal with one company to design your logo, someone else to develop your website, and another company to design and print your business cards and brochure, we can manage everything under one roof, making it easier and more cost effective for you.

Or, you can simply ask Marketing Shropshire to help in the areas where you would like most assistance, like revamping your website or managing your Google Adwords Campaign.

Marketing Shropshire is a not-for-profit company which means that any surplus we earn can only be used to promote Shropshire and benefit the local economy. So if your business uses Marketing Shropshire you can enhance your own brand by telling your customers that you are supporting investment in Shropshire.

Our clients range from sole traders and SME's in Shropshire to large businesses, organisations and local authorities, including Shropshire Council. You can see some of our client work in our portfolio and read what our clients have to say in Marketing Shropshire customer testimonials on our website,

Here at Marketing Shropshire we build lots of websites and develop marketing plans for all sorts of clients, and like our customers each website and marketing plan is different and unique. But big or small every website and marketing project matters as much to us as it does to them. If you are starting your own business in Shropshire, contact Marketing Shropshire for support and advice from our experienced and friendly team.

Marketing Shropshire
Grove House
8 St. Julian's Friars

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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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