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.

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FREE Startup Resources

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

Latest Resources Added

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

Getting help is never a bad thing...

When you start a business its very encompassing and at times can overwhelm dont try and do it all and end up loosing that fire that made you start your business in the first place. Bring someone onboard who can help you with even the smallest of tasks and find a work life balance
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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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Perfect Layout

Areas Covered: Romford, Essex, London-East

Are you looking for a personalised web design and digital marketing agency? With so many brands offering quick and easy website platforms, many start-ups see these as a quick and affordable way to get a website. But will it get seen? Will it be found in the top spots of organic search? Unlikely! As with all things that look easy, there is an art and a science behind it. Perfect Layout Digital Marketing is a website design agency and digital marketing company based in Romford. Our aim is to create a visible online presence for all our clients, not just a pretty looking website. We offer affordable packages that enables your website to alter as your business evolves. If you want a website that will bring you leads, call us and let us help your business generate new revenue.

Business Development Manager York, Leeds

Areas Covered: Selby,Tadcaster,York,Harrogate

Card terminal provider offering competitive rates and incentives to new customers

Digital Consultant - Websites, Social Media & all things digital

Areas Covered: Brondesbury,Kilburn,Cricklewood

Do you need digital help and don't know where to turn? If this is you, then I can help. I am an independent Digital Consultant who specialises in helping sole traders, individuals and small businesses get online and do it for you or teach you how to do it yourself.

Monty Accounting Solutions

Areas Covered: Berkshire,Hungerford,Newbury,Lambourn,Reading

We're a small firm of chartered accountants who love working with new businesses. You need support and you need everything to work so you can get on with your business and we're perfectly placed to help you. We have all spent time working in business and industry (not just sat in an accounts office) so we understand how the numbers work in the real world.

Rachel Carson Enterprises

Areas Covered: Gainsborough,Lincolnshire,West Lindsey

A vibrant new company based in Portadown, Northern Ireland, with strong links to Lincolnshire and Scotland.

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.