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 15 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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How to Succeed

The sad truth is that far too many new businesses start-ups fail in the early stages and our aim is to try and make sure that you are not one of them!

To help with this, we have broken down the start-up process into simple steps which highlight the things that have worked for other start-ups and the pitfalls that you need to avoid.

Latest Start-Up Articles

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.

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Start-Up Tip of the Day

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Your business plan is the most important aspect. You need the basics before you can start.

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We are a small member firm of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. We work with new businesses in Worcestershire and surrounding counties providing guidance and advice in all accounting and taxation matters. Company Formations - Sole Trader & Partnership Accounts - Limited Company Accounts – Payroll - VAT Returns - Income & Corporation Tax Returns - Accounting Software We pride ourselves on being friendly and approachable and have a keen focus on using plain English. We will guide you through the entire start-up process helping you to build solid financial foundations to aid your future success. We specialise in implementing and supporting cloud accounting software and related applications. We are proud Silver Champion Partners of Xero. Xero, used by more than 650,000 UK businesses, is an essential low cost tool delivering user-friendly financial control, insight, visibility and a paperless accounting function saving business owners time, effort and money. Our clients benefit from fixed monthly fees and unlimited advice and support throughout the year. We never issue surprise bills. Please call us for a free no obligation discussion.
Starting a New Business? Huw and Aled have significant experience in assisting individuals who are starting a new business. This includes understanding how best to operate the business, either as a sole trader or as a limited company, reviewing whether VAT registration is required and registering the business with HMRC and Companies House (if applicable). Free initial consultation We are happy to provide a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your needs. During the Covid-19 lockdown, this can be done by phone or via web conferencing, such as Zoom, and face-to-face consultations will be available when restrictions are relaxed.
In a climate of uncertainty, your ability to sell, and act with an entrepreneurial mindset is key to your survival. We can support you, navigate through a new commercial reality for your business.
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Stellaripe is the trusted cloud-centric outsourcing partner that fits your accounting practice and business. We are a specialist provider of timely and professional accountancy services. Our high quality and prompt expertise frees-up the time of accountants and SMBs, helping them expand their service offerings and nurture client relationships, thus improving overall profitability. With more and more accounting apps, integrations and options than ever, you need simple, and more efficient accounting systems, robust controls, smart processes and cost-effective solutions that stay within your budget. Fierce competition and shortage of skilled staff in this so called "Gig" economy only drag you away from your business and personal goals.

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