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Start-Up Resources

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Over the years, we have created a wide range of resources which we hope you will find useful. They are all completely free of charge and available for immediate download.

There has probably never been a better time to consider setting up your own business but you still need to do this carefully and the right way if you are going to succeed. Listed below, you will find a selection of start-up tools, checklists, and factshheets which will help to guide you from initial idea to launch (and beyond!).

You are welcome to use these for your own business or if you help others.

Please feel free to spread the word if you like what you see!

Tools, Templates & Checklists

Display of free books, documents and cd's offered by SYOB
Start Your Own Business Book

This 180 page book is packed with start-up information and resources which we hope will help you to start your business smoothly.

How to Start a Business Step-by-Step

An easy to read, step-by-step guide to setting up your own business.

Business Start-Up Checklist

An easy to read, step-by-step guide to setting up your own business.

Business Plan Template

You don't know what you don't know!"; Plot your progress with this 125+ point checklist and make sure that you have considered all the key factors prior to starting your business.

Personal Survival Budget Planner

Worrying about paying your personal bills will distract you from the running of your business. This template will help you to identify how much you need to make each month to cover your outgoings.

Cashflow Forecast Template

An easy to use template, created in Microsoft Excel. Instructions are included - all you have to do is unput your figures and the spreadsheet will perform all of the calculations for you.

Marketing Plan Template

Having a great business is no good if nobody knows that it exists. This one page marketing plan template will help you consider how you are going to reach your market.

Business Start-Up Map

This infographic has proved to be incredibly popular. Ideal for a visual guide through the start-up process

How To Start A Business PowerPoint Presentation

Designed to complement the business plan template, this Powerpoint presentation can be personalised and you are welcome to use it without charge.