Start Your Own Business In The UK

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!

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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.

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.
Free Business Toolkit
Enterprise First is a not-for-profit enterprise agency dedicated to helping small businesses and they offer a free business toolkit containing a number of useful resources.
FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking
10 top tips put together by the FSB (Federation of Small Business). Easy to read and a downloadable PDF version is also available.
The Leap Of Faith: From Startup Founder To CEO
This feature on the Forbes website invited five entrepreneurs with the all important founder & CEO as their title, to share how they did it.
How to Use Pay-Per-Click to Help Grow Your Startup
A very useful introduction to pay-per-click advertising. This is ideal if you are keen to quietly find out more without being exposed to a pushy sales pitch.

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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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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FMS Hereford Ltd

Areas Covered: Herefordshire,Hereford,Ross-On-Wye,Leominster,Kington

FMS Hereford Limited is a payroll bureau, which provides professional payroll services to small and medium sized businesses in the UK. We offer electronic payroll processing software solutions, which are extremely simple to use. We will set everything up for you. You just need to let us have the payroll data and your work is done, we will take care of everything else. We will provide you with online secure payslips and reports via an online platform, as well as Auto Enrolment matters.

Salisbury Independents

Areas Covered: Salisbury

Cities up and down the country are flooded with high street chains, and as a result now have the same look and feel by offering the same products and services. Salisbury is different – with over 200 independent businesses in the city centre, Salisbury has a truly unique offering. From award winning family-run restaurants to specialist retail shops, our diverse range of independent businesses proudly offer unique products, specialist expert knowledge, value for money and exceptional customer service. With an abundance of individuality, Salisbury’s Independent businesses provide a chance to savour the unusual and quirky, and discover businesses which you won’t find on any other high street. Salisbury Independents is a group who work together and represent the interests of independent businesses in the city centre. As the city’s business improvement district, Salisbury BID are pleased to provide operational and financial support to Salisbury Independents to help promote the value of independents businesses to the local community.

Accountants etc Ltd

Areas Covered: Norwich, Norfolk

Low-cost fixed fee Accountants and Tax Advisers in Norwich.


Areas Covered: Manchester,Cheadle,Wigan

Business for Breakfast (BforB) is the hardest working Business Networking Group in the UK. We are internationally recognised for creating an innovative networking environment where you can build quality relationships within influential business leaders. We are here to help you get new business from quality business introductions and referrals made through our meetings. Referral marketing is proven to be one of the most cost effective and sustainable ways to generate new business leads.

Yorkshire Accountancy Limited

Areas Covered: Cottingham,Hull,Beverley,East Riding of Yorkshire,Kingston Upon Hull

We are a family-run accountants based in Cottingham, just outside Hull, providing accountancy services to individuals and businesses based both locally and nationwide.

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.