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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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.

Experiences of an older entrepreur
A tongue in cheek reflection on entrepreneurial life. Before moving on, I wanted to use my experience with SYOB as an example of one of the frustrations I've faced during my initial months trading.
Crafting Your Ultimate Content Marketing Strategy
Content is one of the most powerful tools used in the marketing industry today. In fact, research shows that content marketing generates more than three times as many leads as outbound marketing and costs 62% less.
Designing Websites That Work
Most small business websites are poorly designed. That isn’t to say they don’t look good, or that good visuals aren’t important, but they aren’t designed to DO anything.
Starting a Bouncy Castle Business
Are you thinking about starting a bouncy castle business or have you ever wondered what it might be like in reality? Joshua Boast, owner of Bounce Back Castles Ltd has been kind enough to share his story.
Privacy Notices, Privacy Policies – what are they and why do we need them?
Under the DPA98, data always had to be processed lawfully and fairly. Under the GDPR this was uplifted to Lawfully, Fairly and Transparently. This means that organisations have a legal obligation to be open and honest about what personal data they process, for what purpose, under what lawful basis, how long they keep it, who it's shared with, and a host of other things.

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