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. The firms listed on each page have declared themselves to be 'new business friendly' and will welcome your enquiries.
No registration required - our genuine aim is to simply provide you with as much free help as we can!
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.
Most startups get a website but they don't measure it's success on generating leads and the return on their investment. By adding Google Analytics and tracking links from different marketing campaigns you're able to determine where the best return on your marketing investment is.
Yes, it can be done and HMRC are going to enforce it and make it the only way. They’re labelling it "Making Tax Digital". It is the intention of HMRC that by 2020 all tax returns to HMRC must be digital, therefore paperless. Numberworx is already making the transition really easy for small business owners and ‘one man bands’. Numberworx is pioneering paperless accounting.
Advertise everywhere and you'll get noticed!
Reach out and visit a few local networking groups.
By being responsive your website will display correctly across all devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. If your website is not responsive you will lose potential customers.
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)