Start Your Own Business in West Midlands

Starting a business in West Midlands

Starting a business in West Midlands?

You have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in West Midlands 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.

Bilston  |  Birmingham  |  Birmingham City Council  |  Brierley Hill  |  Coventry City Council  |  Cradley Heath  |  Dudley  |  Dudley Metropolitan Borough  |  Erdington  |  Halesowen  |  Henley-In-Arden  |  Kingswinford  |  Oldbury  |  Rowley Regis  |  Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council  |  Smethwick  |  Solihull  |  Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council  |  Stourbridge  |  Sutton Coldfield  |  Tipton  |  Walsall  |  Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council  |  Wednesbury  |  West Bromwich  |  West Midlands  |  Willenhall  |  Wolverhampton  |  Wolverhampton City Council  |  Wombourne  | 

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.


Tri-It Ltd
Have been providing Midlands businesses advice and guidance on technology since 2008. Areas such as remote working solutions, hardware infrastructure i.e. servers, desktops, telecoms, websites and SEO plus Support services to name but a few!

Additionally in recent years TRI-IT has also become known for providing financial support through ERDF funding , leasing, etc.

Always happy to talk. References available.

TaxAssist Accountants
Taxassist Accountants
We take care of the time consuming paperwork and tax filing requirements so our clients can focus on their business. We also offer access to a whole range of financial and other services tailored specifically for the small business owner and Individuals needing to file tax returns or tax advice.

Our clients tell us we are different from other Accountants and earn their trust by:

1. Providing fixed fees agreed in advance, so there are no nasty surprises
2. Meeting clients at a time and place of their convenience
3. Being proactive in looking for tax saving opportunities
4. Offering easy payment options to ease cash-flow

We take pride in getting to know our clients and offer a complimentary initial consultation

Beer& Young
Beer& Young
Beer & Young is an award winning corporate finance business raising capital for UK based SMEs. Since 1998, we have been securing investment for business owners and entrepreneurs typically between £150,000 and £5 million, in equity and debt, where the enterprise value has been anywhere from £0 to £20 million. We achieve this largely through our mature network of over 700 investors mainly comprising HNW investors, coupled with some smaller family offices and corporate investors.

On average we accept 50 clients a year, most of whom are trading businesses looking for growth capital, turnaround investment, or seeking a discreet acquisition or disposal.

You can see a number of recent completion case studies on our website at

Our team has a wealth of experience in dealing with SMEs, and we are always happy to talk over any business issue or opportunity. We are a referral driven business, and likewise we refer clients where we can to professional contacts. In the first instance please contact Simon Donegan via email at

Cox Cooper Ltd Solicitors
Cox Cooper Ltd Solicitors
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No Half Pixels
No Half Pixels
No Half Pixel is a Freelance Graphic Design firm from the midlands, working out of Wombourne South Staffordshire. Lee Mason (the designer) studied Graphic Design and Visual Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University for a BA Hons Degree in 2009, and specialises in Print Design and Animation, but is increasingly adding Website designs and 3D animations to his portfolio. His clients range from local business to high end organisations like the Clothes Show Live, Activition (including Nintendo DS), and Nu Planet Media Records. Lee Mason works from home and is happy to work with clients locally or across the other side of the globe.

Abussi Ltd
Abussi Ltd
The trusted computer services & IT support partner for businesses throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands

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 West Midlands, 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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