Start Your Own Business in Staffordshire

Starting a business in Staffordshire

Starting a business in Staffordshire?

You have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Staffordshire 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.

Burntwood  |  Burton-On-Trent  |  Cannock  |  Cannock Chase District Council  |  East Staffordshire Borough Council  |  Leek  |  Lichfield  |  Lichfield District Council  |  Newcastle-Under-Lyme  |  Newcastle-Under-Lyme Council  |  Rugeley  |  South Staffordshire  |  Stafford  |  Stafford Borough Council  |  Staffordshire  |  Staffordshire Moorlands District Council  |  Stoke On Trent  |  Stoke-On-Trent City Council  |  Stone  |  Tamworth  |  Tamworth Borough Council  |  Uttoxeter  | 

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.


The Writerry
The Writerry

I offer first class words to promote your business or service at an affordable rate. Web content, blogs, social media, newsletters, emails, press releases and more.

If you're looking for a skilled writer, but can't afford their fees, look no further.

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.

Moore's Chartered Management Accountants
Moore's Chartered Management Accountants
Moore's Chartered Management Accountants have been an ongoing concern in Stoke on Trent since 1997 and we pride ourselves in helping small businesses at every stage of their business especially at testing times.

We operate nationally but have our core in Staffordshire, serving local SMEs with local knowledge, PLC experience and a value for money approach. We believe that we have to understand the needs of the client before we can supply the solutions.

As well as providing traditional compliance services we offer business plan production, cash flow and performance management services.

As a small chartered accountants with PLC experience we can respond to your needs.

* We will summarize terms and conditions in a letter of engagement, put your expectations in writing and describe and deliver the level of service you require.

* We encourage regular Communication so schedule weekly, monthly or quarterly meetings to review your firm's performance, helping you to plan for the future.

* Give advice and guidance on keeping user-friendly records.

* Give a full breakdown of our charges and services. Work is based on a fixed fee quoted in advance.

Enterprise Centres
Enterprise Centres
The County Council has developed a number of office and workshop units to let in Staffordshire as part of its overall strategy of regeneration and economic development.

All office units are available to let on flexible, monthly 'easy-in, easy-out' licences.

The workshops are also available to let on monthly, three monthly or six monthly fully repairing tenancy agreements.

Centres are located in: Brown Lees, Burton, Cannock, Chasewater, Delta Way, Lymedale, Lymedale Court, Newcastle, Silverdale, St. Albans House, Stafford, Uttoxeter, Waterside Court.

You can find out more and watch a video about Enterprise Centres in Staffordshire on our website.

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Kiss HR (UK) Ltd
Kiss Hr (Uk) Ltd
HR Consultant providing generalist employment advice to employers. Covering many areas including - absence management, contracts of employment, disciplinary & grievance, recruitment and working parents.

Total IT Services
Total It Services
Total IT Services Lichfield provides IT help and support for all sizes of business, we are a local and reliable business with many years experience. We can help you to create your business IT infrastructure and ensure that as you grow it grows with you. We are Microsoft qualified engineers and also certified small business specialists.

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.

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