Starting a business in The UK
If you are starting a business in The UK, you have come to the right place.

This site is full of FREE resources to help you.

Start Your Own Business (now over 10 years old) contains information and advice but, unlike other start-up sites, it also contains details of LOCAL organisations who can help you. The firms listed on each page have declared themselves to be 'new business friendly' and will welcome your enquiries.

FREE Start-Up Pack

This FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.

This collection of resources has been put together to make the process as straight-forward as possible but also to ensure that you do not miss anything important.

  1. Start-up checklist
  2. Step-by-step guide
  3. Business plan template
  4. Personal survival budget planner
  5. Cashflow forecast template
  6. Marketing plan template
  7. Guide to business networking
  8. Start-up map
  9. Contents of CD-Rom
  10. Plus more being added

Download Pack

Key dates, legal and tax requirements, simple step-by-step guide, relevant fact-sheets, business plan, cash flow forecast, personal budget and marketing plan templates, start-up map, contents of our Start Your Own Business CD-Rom, Powerpoint presentation to accompany the business plan.

Free Resources For Start-Ups

Note: one time registration required for some items but this also unlocks all free resources on the site.

Latest Blog Post

3 Proven Ways to Land Your First Sale

3 Proven Ways to Land Your First Sale
The former AT&T CEO Jim Barksdale said it best, “Nothing happens until a sale is made”. For new business owners, it often falls to the bottom of the list of priorities, mainly because it’s one of the most hated item on the to-do list.

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Our top insight for video marketing
Search engines prioritise video content. Websites with videos rank fifty times higher on Google than those without. YouTube is now the second-largest search engine on the web and video is predicted to account for 69% of all consumer internet traffic in 2017. Make sure all videos and your YouTube channel are search engine optimised so that Google and YouTube rank them highly. We can assist you with this!<br/>

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Success does happen overnight
Always do your research and make a business plan - short, mid and long term. Research the funding options and tax breaks that are available and make sure everything you spend goes through your accounts. Look at the marketplace - is your offering unique and what are your USP's.

Take Advice!
Starting a new business is easy but keeping it going profitably is a completely different matter. Your chances of success are greatly increased if you make the most of the help that is available.

Make sure you gather feedback on your products and services. Don't be scared of negative comments; treat them as constructive and use them to improve your business.

We are a small friendly team and always welcome enquiries from anyone who is thinking who is planning to start a business or from anyone who can offer help and support. Contact us.

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