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So, here is the serious bit… Square One is a business consultancy that offers free consultancy services to new and expanding businesses within the small to medium enterprise sector. On average 56% of startups don’t continue to trade beyond the three-year point, we are here to change that.

With our assistance we can ensure that your business is built on a solid foundation, our team is made up of professionals in various fields which allows us to understand every stage of opening a new business, whether it be business plan review, commercial property search, marketing or contract negotiations, we do it all.

We have worked hard to negotiate partnerships with many suppliers in different sectors which we can offer to our clients. Do you want to pay 75% less than the market average for a telephone line to be installed? We have it covered. Want a really good deal on those personalised coffee mugs? We have that covered too. Maybe you want to design a free logo without getting to the end of the process, to be told it will cost more than you make in a week? We have that covered too.

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“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks

How Does It Work?

The process is designed to take all the stressful stuff out of starting a business, not all heroes wear capes you know… take a look at the process below and if you have any questions, get in touch.


The majority of our clients get in contact at the pre-funding stage of their journey, you have a great idea, but you are unsure of where to go next, or you have possibly already started to make enquiries about funding. Whether you have found us online or you have been referred to us via one of our partners, or whether you are contacting us at a later stage in your startup journey, the process is always the same.

You will be booked in for a business brief call with one of our Account Managers, this is the person who will be handling your account throughout your entire Square One journey, so a little thought goes in to who that should be, based on your industry and their area of expertise, we are all genuinely interested in your ideas and want you to do well, so we can sometimes go on a bit so best to put a good 15 minutes aside for this call!

Based on the information you have given your Account Manager, they will go away and start to build your running cost report, this will be based on your industry, budget and requirements.

At this stage there will be a few e-mails and calls between you and your Account Manager getting your final say on what we are recommending, but remember, it’s your business and we are here to make it a reality. So if you don’t like the idea of a rooftop terrace hairdressers, be sure to send your Account Manager back to the drawing board.

Once you have signed off your running cost report it will include everything you need to be able to forecast the cash flow of your business, and help you secure the funding you need. It is at this point we will send you on your way wishing you luck.

You have secured the funding you need to launch your business; things are about to get real, you have the money, the idea and the passion, you’re going to be the next Mark Zuckerberg…

BUT, this is where the hard work starts (at this point your Account Manager will be pulling their sleeves up, telling their partner they won’t be home till the job is done and sticking on some motivational music) we will negotiate hard to ensure your energy is the lowest in the market, we will make sure you’re only paying a fraction of the cost to get your telephone lines installed, begging the landlord to throw in that extra car parking space and making sure your marketing strategy plan smashes the competition out of the water.. what will you be doing?

Hopefully concentrating on the product or service you’re going to be providing! It’s what you’re passionate about and it’s what you know. We may not be able to cut hair, mend a car or design luxury handbags, but what we can do is make sure the foundation of your business is unbreakable.

It’s launch day, you’ve moved into your new business premises, all the contracts have been taken care of, your website looks amazing and everyone in town knows you’re open and can’t wait to buy your product or use your service. Finally you/we made it! So I guess we should leave you to get on with it.. shouldn’t we?

Oh no, you won’t get rid of us that easy…What if you get over billed on your energy usage, who’s going to tell the supplier off? We are! What if you drop your mobile phone in the sink while doing handstands and need it replacing, who’s going to make sure it’s replaced? We are! What if you’re launching a new product and you want to make sure your marketing strategy lands that product in the right place…You will need to talk to a professional that doesn’t cost you an arm and a foot, who’s going to negotiate that campaign with a trusted supplier, we are! You see, we genuinely care about our clients and Square One is only the start of the journey, so lets us sit over here and watch from afar while you make your dreams come true. But know we are always just a call away.

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We continually negotiate great discounts, promotional offers and free stuff for our clients for those all-important start-up essentials; Business cards, Logos and Branding at a fraction of the cost can be found here.

Running cost Report

A detailed Running cost report is the foundation of any successful business. Our running cost report feature will not only help you secure the finance you need, but will ensure the smooth running of your business.

Web & Digital

Website and marketing strategies are no longer considered a luxury, but an essential tool for growing your business. Sounds costly? Not with us! Discuss our pay monthly options with your Account Manager today.

Commercial Property Search

The right business premises speaks volumes about your business. But we can sometimes overlook the importance of key factors to consider. A tailored property search based on your budget, industry and your competition, let us do the leg work for you.

Commercial Finance

Whether you require start-up capital, looking to expand or cover an unforeseen cost, use our finance section to compare against 150 lenders without effecting your credit rating.


There is so much resource available for start-ups for those all-important documents you need to run a business efficiently, but we understand it can take a while to hunt them down, so we have already done the leg work so that you don’t have to.


There are so many different accountancy options available that it’s hard to decide what is right for your business. Then you have to consider if you are going to set up as a limited company or a sole trader or if you should be registered for VAT. So we have tried to explain it all a little clearer.

We Recomend

This is the section of the website where we recommend new products to you. Whether it be a new accountancy app, easy to use video promotion software or a new brand of coffee. We will have tried and rated the product so you don’t have to.

How Do We Make Money 

Yes, we are a business and as much as we love what we do we also have hobbies to fund and bills to pay just like everyone else. But we feel it’s important that as we may be potentially working together for years to come, that we are honest from the get-go.

As a consultancy that’s exactly what we do. We consult you, offer guidance and point you in the right direction so that you can go on to run a successful business, with us on hand should you need us, now the way our competition would monetise this is by charging you a fee for the services they offer.

However we know how important every penny to a startup is so we have negotiated terms with your possible suppliers so that should you choose to place your business with them, we will receive a set commission fee. In some industries this may result in you being placed with a supplier who pays the most commission. So to overcome that black cloud, we have the same fee no matter what suppliers you pick. That way we really are just trying to get you the best deals.

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We Are Looking Forward To Working With You

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks