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For a successful business, you need a viable business idea, the skills to make it work and the funding. Discover whether your idea has what it takes.

Forming your business correctly is essential to ensure you are protected and you comply with the rules. Learn how to set up your business.

It is likely you will need funding to start your business unless you have your own money. Discover some of the main sources of start up funding.

Businesses and individuals must account for and pay various taxes. Understand your tax obligations and how to file, account and pay any taxes you owe.

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. We introduce the main rules and regulations you must comply with.

Learn why business planning is an essential exercise if your business is to start and grow successfully, attract funding or target new markets.

Marketing matters. It drives sales and helps promote your brand and products. Discover how to market your business and reach your target customers.

Some businesses need a high street location whilst others can be run from home. Understand the key factors from cost to location, size to security.

Your employees can your biggest asset. They can also be your biggest challenge. We explain how to recruitment and manage staff successfully.

It is likely your business could not function without some form of IT. Learn how to specify, buy, maintain and secure your business IT.

Few businesses manage the leap from start up to high-growth business. Learn what it takes to scale up and take your business to the next level.

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Contact us

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
Felaw Maltings
South Kiln
42 Felaw Street
Suffolk   IP2 8SQ

Tel: 01473 680600
Fax: 01473 603888
Email: [email protected]

How to find us

  • From London: From the M25, take the A12 heading towards Colchester at junction 28.  Continue past Colchester until reaching the junction with the A14, then take the A14 to Felixstowe and take the first exit slip road, signed A137 into 'Ipswich Central'.
  • From Cambridge: Head towards Ipswich on the A14.  Ignore all the signs directing you into Ipswich until you come to A137 exit (Jct 56) into 'Ipswich Central'.  It's shortly after you go under a railway bridge over the A14 (If you find yourself going over the River Orwell Bridge you have missed the turning!).
  • From Norwich: From the Norwich ring road, take the A140 towards Ipswich, before taking the A14 heading east towards Felixstowe.  Carry on the A14 and take the A137 into Ipswich signed 'Ipswich Central'.

You will then go down a hill with an artificial ski-slope on your right.   At the roundabout at the bottom of the hill, continue into Central Ipswich (the exit is at '10 o'clock').  After about a kilometre, you will go under an iron railway bridge and then hit three roundabouts in quick succession.

At the third roundabout you will see our offices (a large converted maltings in red brick). 

Long term parking: Take the third exit off the roundabout which is a short cul-de-sac called "Mather Way".  At the end, turn right into the car park and then immediately right into the Chamber car park, which is No 1 and park on the right hand side.  There is an intercom system on the right, press the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce button to be let into the car park.   Then walk over to the offices.  We are on the first floor in the South Kiln, 42 Felaw Street.

Short term parking: If your stay is going to be an hour or less, you may park directly outside Felaw Maltings.

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