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 >

The Be Your Own Boss programme is part of the Community Board, business start-up initiative, delivered in partnership with
Buckinghamshire Business First that helps people develop
the skills and meet the contacts they need to give their
business idea the best chance of success.

The online event series is open to anyone based within one of the following Community Board areas:

  • Beaconsfield and Chepping Wye
  • Beeches
  • Buckingham and Villages
  • Denham, Gerrards Cross and Chalfonts
  • North West Chilterns
  • South West Chilterns
  • High Wycombe

Those from outside these areas can email events@bbf.uk.com to be added to a waiting list in case a space becomes available or additional events are added.

Start-up businesses can access:

  • An Enterprise Day to answer your questions and help you decide if running a business is right for you
  • A Two Day course that follows on from the Enterprise Day and covers 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
  • 2 hours of 1:1 support to help you on your way
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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

Next Steps...

Book your place on the Be Your Own Boss programme of events – View all dates and book here

Get in touch with our business support team to talk through any queries you may have. Call 01494 927130 or email BusinessSupport@bbf.uk.com.

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 start-up events are a Community Board initiative delivered by Buckinghamshire Business First.