Start Your Own Business In The UK

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If you are starting a business in the UK, this site is full of FREE resources, useful information and local contacts to help you start and grow successfully.

Start Your Own Business (now over 12 years old) contains information and advice but, unlike other startup sites, it also contains details of LOCAL organisations who can help you. Search for your local area to find free business advice, business networking groups, funding and local grants.

FREE Startup Resources

No registration required - our genuine aim is to simply provide you with as much free help as we can!

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Keep up to date with the most recent business thinking from around the world

Over the years, we have amassed a large collection of articles which we believe you may find useful. The vast majority of these have been kindly supplied by experts in each relevant field.

A Basic Guide to Importing
Helpful tips and advice if you are thinking about importing. Full article and free downloadable factsheet (no registration required)
Basic Exporting Guide
Helpful tips and advice if you are thinking about exporting
Tips to Keep Your Business Healthy
A healthy business results in happy teams which means increased revenue and loyal customers. It is important to keep a financial and non-financial checks on your business to sustain growth. The following advice can help keep your business healthy.
Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them
Business owners face challenges every day. Here is a quick checklist of the some of the most common traps that you need to avoid.
Bookkeeping tips for start-ups and self employed
When you are new to self-employment, you have a million and one things to do and normally bookkeeping isn't at the top of the list. Most new business owners are spending hours and hours of their time growing their new start-up and have little time to spare to keep up to date with all of the receipts and invoices.

Start-Up Tip of the Day

Business Tips

For many businesses having a large marketing budget just isnt realistic, here are 10 top tips that are easy and cost little to implement.

See full list of latest tips
Find Local Help & Support

In addition to the information that applies to startups everywhere, we have also created LOCAL sections to help you find the help and support that is on your own doorstep. This includes, business advice, networking, funding & grants, accountancy, web design, and much more.

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If you offer a product or service which can help local startups and small business owners, we would be delighted to promote the fact (free of charge). Add Your Business

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Make Tax Digital Cloud Accounting

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We are a team of qualified professional accountants based at our HQ in Oxfordshire. We are here to provide a support service to owner managed businesses. We do this through our own platform where we can provide you with a secure cloud based book keeping software.


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Mediatopia is a professional website design and web development company based in Bristol. We specialise in creating websites that rank on Google. Each of our websites is made with our bespoke content management system which allows customers to change and update information. We provide a managed web hosting solution and excellent customer service.


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Wenta is a social enterprise that provides a one-stop-shop for business support. We can help you with everything from start-up advice, mentoring and training to workspace, meeting rooms and virtual offices. We’re based in: Hertfordshire and the south east midlands with business centres in Enfield, Potters Bar, Stevenage and Watford

eagle online

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eagle online is a digital marketing consultancy and advisory company based in Faversham, Kent. The company focuses on the B2B and professional services market but has experience in a multitude of sectors. We design and implement strategic marketing campaigns that allow your online footprint to mirror your company goals. However, if youre not looking for a full campaign we offer the following services: - SEO - Social Media - Paid advertising - Web Management - Data analysis - Email Marketing

Competence Matters Ltd

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Training Provider delivering both IOSH & CITB accredited courses. Our Warrington facility features a comfortable training room with break-out area containing all day tea & coffee on the go. We provide a buffet lunch for delegates who attend our courses and we employ our own training team instead of outsourcing our training team. Ample parking is provided close to the building.

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.