New Business in Dorchester Continues to Thrive
Dorchester has adapted well to the ethos of creating a positive and supportive business network, and for a number of years, Dorchester has continued to thrive and there are no signs that this trend won’t continue. So if you’ve been thinking of starting your own business then there’s no better place to start than Dorchester.
Since Dorchester became a business improvement district in 2008 the market town has taken some bold and forward-thinking steps to promote sustainable business improvements over various different business sectors and the results are a thriving market that has a very low rate of unemployment.
All entrepreneurs have to start somewhere – and that first step is planning. Start your research online and consult with the Chamber of Commerce to see what sorts of business sectors perform well, and more importantly, where there might be gaps in the market. There’s no such thing as too much planning or research so it might also be a good idea to go and talk to business owners in Dorchester to see if they have any tips for starting and maintaining a business – you never know, you could be making valuable business connections that will serve you well further down the road.
Start putting your business plan together as early as possible and don’t worry about making sure it’s perfect – this document will change many times between the start and your first quarter of business. In fact, it’s probably a good idea to save various drafts of your business plan if you plan on making drastic changes, just so that you have the older versions on record. All good business plans are based on research and evaluation of the type of business you’re creating, what sector it fits into, what research you’ve done on potential competitors, and, the strengths and weakness of your company highlighted in a SWOT analysis. The most important function of a business plan is the costing work that’s undertaken – a business’s budget is what will make or break it. There’s an axiom that new businesses will struggle to survive their first year and there’s plenty of evidence to support this.
An important part of that budgeting is where you’ll run your business from. It’s time to start thinking about what sort of business premises will be suitable for the type of work you’ll be doing. Do you need a factory and some office space attached? Do you need a larger office? Will you have a few employees and don’t plan on having a dedicated place for them to eat? The more you plan at this stage the more confident you’ll be when you start trading.
One of the most important things to remember about a solid budget is to keep monthly overheads down and one suggestion that has worked for other start-up businesses is to rent a small commercial property, and instead of using allocating for storage in your premises, you can use Woods Removals as your offsite storage provider.
At Woods Removals, we offer a range of services that all add up a one-stop company for your relocation and storage needs. We have four storage options – domestic storage, commercial archive storage, trade self storage (metal containers) and we can also accommodate large items in our warehouse. From prices starting from £13.00 per week, we’re confident that we can provide the correct storage for your business without is putting too much strain on your budget.
We cover everywhere in Dorset and all its surrounding areas – literally going the extra mile for our customers. We have repeat customers due to our excellent customer service, and we often get referrals from satisfied customers who recommend us to their family and friends.
For storage and removals in Dorset – choose Woods for the best removals service. Contact us today for a free quotation or on our website.