Start up business ideas

You need to have a viable business idea. You must also have what it takes to make it work. You also must have enough money.

Set up a business

If you’ve got what it takes to start your own business, and you’ve done your research, forming a business is the next exciting leg on the journey.

Financing a business

Many people struggle with the financial side of managing their small business. Not everyone has a head for figures or wants to become an accountant.

Tax and National Insurance

If you want to run a legitimate enterprise, you must pay tax. It’s worth understanding your tax obligations before you start up to factor them in.

Business law

Many people, including some leading business representatives, argue that small firms are over burdened by the weight of business law.

Business planning

It might be a cliché, but it remains true – planning without action is futile, while action without planning is fatal. You need a business plan.

Sales and marketing

Marketing matters. Marketing drives sales for businesses of all sizes by ensuring that customers think of their brand when they want to buy.

Business premises

Premises provide the second-biggest overhead for many businesses. If you can start your business from your home, it will be much easier to break even.

Employees

The success or failure of a business can often rest in the hands of its most valuable asset – its people. But managing them can be a challenge.

Business IT

There can’t be many firms in the UK, however small, that don’t use IT in some way. Many businesses simply couldn’t exist without IT.