“Thank you for the excellent ‘Business Start-up Workshop’ ...it’s been so informative and a real lifeline over the last few weeks. I hope to keep in touch with some of the other delegates and have already made useful contacts.”

Liz Wilson

Starting out? We’re there for you.

If you’re taking the first steps towards going self-employed or starting a new business, there’ll never be another time when you need help like you do now.

That’s why we have a whole programme of support aimed solely at business start-ups. Last year we helped over 170 fledgling businesses stretch their wings and take off.

    Through our Start Up Advisor we can help guide you through those first stages and help you answer essential questions such as:

  • Am I the right kind of person to become self-employed?
  • What market research should I do to check I’ve got the right product – and that there are people out there who want to buy it?
  • How do I put a business plan together?
  • How much do I need to sell each month to make a profit?
  • Has my business got real growth potential – and how can I achieve it?
  • How do I manage tax, National Insurance and VAT?

As well as one-to-one sessions, we also organise regular two day workshops covering all those vital, need to know topics such as writing a business plan, cash flow forecasting, coping with legal implications, VAT, tax and national insurance, marketing and insurance.

So you can get on with the business of getting your business up and running. Just telephone the Chamber on 01625 665940 for more details of how we can help you get started or to make an appointment for a free consultation with our Start Up Advisor. Or you can email us.