Start Your Own Business In The UK

The UK Home Page
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!

Latest Resources Added

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.

Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them
Business owners face challenges every day. Here is a quick checklist of the some of the most common traps that you need to avoid.
Trade Mark Co-existence - what is it and will it work?
Picture the scene, you have spent days, weeks or even months choosing the perfect brand name and after a few clearance searches you discover, to your horror, that someone else has already registered a similar mark… is all lost? Must you go back to the drawing board? Or is there a way in which you can still use the name?
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.

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

See full list of latest tips
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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Hunter Lawyers

Areas Covered: Cheshire

Hunter Lawyers is a multi disciplined law firm originating from the North West of England. Our specialist lawyers are ranked by the ThreeBestRated and regularly receive tremendous client feedback. Hunter Lawyers delivers comprehensive and effective legal advice both nationally and internationally, subject to client needs.

Cedarwood Digital

Areas Covered: Manchester,Salford,Stockport,Oldham

Cedarwood Digital is a Manchester-based digital marketing agency specialising in PPC, SEO, and digital strategy. The agency offers a range of digital marketing services including digital strategy, Search Engine Optimisation, Pay-Per-Click Management, Affiliate Management, Social Media Marketing & Web Development. We also offer solid training programs designed for both businesses & individuals who are looking to expand their skills & develop their knowledge in a range of digital disciplines.


Areas Covered: Hartlepool,Billingham,County_Durham,Seaham,Peterlee

Providing website design and digital marketing services in the Hartlepool and Teeside area. Other services include email design, web hosting, search engine optimisation. Visit the ZeroBlueDesign website for more information or call on 01429 812170


Areas Covered: Devon

CodeFirst is a software development company offering customised software development services for startups.


Areas Covered: Northwich,Winsford,Warrington, Cheshire

As a SmartPA Partner I can offer a full suite of business support services to new businesses who need an extra set of hands, but are not able to commit to the cost of employing a full time member of staff. As one of over 200 partners, all business services are offered from marketing, research and social media blog and content writing, to bookkeeping, legal advice and translation. Smart PA allows a small business to access a wealth of talent with only the need to communicate through their chosen account manager. Help is provided through monthly packages, with the most popular allowing 5 hours of support per week to the SME. This of course can be increased as and when extra support may be needed.

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.