Free Start-Up Checklist

Our free 99 point checklist can be downloaded immediately and without registration.

The Internet has made it very easy to search for 'start a new business', look at as many websites as you have time (and patience) to take in, and then conclude that you know everything that you need to know to start and run your new venture.

Our extensive checklist is designed to act as an easy to use, double check to make sure that you are aware of all the key considerations... and in some sort of logical order.

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Contents...

WHY START A BUSINESS?

Hobby or business?
Money lifestyle
Short term/long term
What makes success
Why start a business?
Get Advice

IS IT FOR YOU?

Personal skills
Support network
Reality (lonely, money etc)
Experience
Survival budget
Training
Are you the right type of person?
Are your circumstance suitable?
Is this the right time?

WHAT TYPE OF BUSINESS

Vision
Legal status
Market sector
Start from scratch
Buy existing business
Franchise

MARKET RESEARCH

Is there a need?
Products
Customers
Competition
Prices
Test marketing
What are you going to offer?

BUSINESS PLANNING

Why have a plan?
Contents
Downloads
Support
Plan for the future

BUSINESS SET UP

Legal structure
Insurance
Data protection
Health & safety
Intellectual property
Employing staff
Business name
Business banking
Business Law
Elevator Pitch
Mission Statement
Stationery
IT

LOCATION

Work from home
Business premises
Virtual office
Buy or Lease

FINANCE & FUNDING

How much do you need
Funding sources
Cost of borrowing
Equity or debt
Crowdfunding

ACCOUNTANCY & TAX
Profit/loss
Cashflow forecast
Bookkeeping
Taxes
Credit Control

SALES & MARKETING

Product/service
Pricing
Target market
Why should they buy from you/USP
Branding, design, print
Advertising
Selling
7 P's
AIDA
Features & Benefits
Business networking
Public relations (PR)
Customer retention
USP

Web & Social Media

Website
Online Marketing
E-Commerce
SEO
Social Media
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
YouTube
Social media tools
Google +

EMPLOYING PEOPLE

Finding the right staff
Being a good employer
Legal responsibilities
Outsourcing

Start-Up Tip of the Day

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