Be Your Own Boss

More businesses start in Buckinghamshire than almost anywhere else in the country, and we make it our business to support each of them on their journey.

Thinking about starting a business? Help is at hand! 

Register with ‘Be Your Own Boss’ and give your new business the best chance of success. Register here >

Start-up businesses can access:

  • An Enterprise Day to answer your questions and help you decide if running a business is right for you (£25 to join and then everything else is free)
  • Bespoke business support face-to-face, over the phone or by email
  • Training courses that cover all of the topics relevant to a person wanting to start their own business, including creating a brand, creating a business plan, product or service development, marketing, sales and customer relations
  • Advice and guidance from people who have been in the same position as you are now 
  • Networking events to help you make new contacts
  • Information 24/7 with our online business support section
  • Discounts on products and services offered by Buckinghamshire Business First members
  • An online business directory full of Buckinghamshire Business First members with products, services and skills that may be of use to you
  • A dynamic work environment with hotdesking and free Wi-Fi at two locations across the county
  • Professional meeting rooms to impress prospective clients with
  • Buckinghamshire County Council library resources, including free access to sector specific reports and ‘How to’ guides
  • Business plan templates - with our step-by-step start-up guide we will take you from the germ of an idea to a business ready to take flight

When your start-up is ready to take the next step and become a business, you can sign up for free to become a full business member.


Be Your Own Boss is a partnership between Buckinghamshire Business First, L&Q Housing Association, Red Kite Housing Association, Metropolitan Thames Valley, Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust, Chiltern District Council, South Bucks District Council and Wycombe District Council.