Start Your Own Business in Suffolk

Starting a business in Suffolk

Starting a business in Suffolk?

You have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Suffolk 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.

Aldeburgh  |  Babergh District Council  |  Beccles  |  Brandon  |  Bungay  |  Bures  |  Bury St Edmunds  |  Eye  |  Felixstowe  |  Forest Heath District Council  |  Halesworth  |  Haverhill  |  Ipswich  |  Ipswich Borough Council  |  Leiston  |  Lowestoft  |  Mid Suffolk District Council  |  Mildenhall  |  Newmarket  |  Saxmundham  |  Southwold  |  St Edmundsbury Borough Council  |  Stowmarket  |  Sudbury  |  Suffolk  |  Suffolk Coastal District Council  |  Waveney District Council  |  Woodbridge  | 

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.


Newman & Co
Newman & Co
Starting up a business can seem a daunting and lonely task. There are substantial risks involved when moving away from the security of employment to become a business owner.

We specialise in assisting owner-managed businesses take that leap and work closely with them ensuring that their legal, financial and statutory obligations are covered, allowing them to concentrate on utilising their own skills to their full potential and growing the business.

Whatever the size or activity of your business we can provide advice on:

* Business form - including sole-trader, partnership, company, charity;
* Statutory obligations - including company formation and set-up and dealing with HM Revenue & Customs;
* Preparation of business plans, budgets and cash-flow forecasts;
* Sourcing and arranging finance;
* Maintenance of your records and implementing internal procedures;
* Tax planning

If you are thinking about starting a business, arrange an appointment with us at the very beginning of your venture to ensure that you receive good advice and proceed in the best manner, avoiding unnecessary pitfalls in the future.

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.

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