Start Your Own Business In The UK

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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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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.

Intellectual Property Legal Advice For Businesses
What is Intellectual Property and why do you need to legally protect 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.
A Basic Guide to Importing
Helpful tips and advice if you are thinking about importing. Full article and free downloadable factsheet (no registration required)
Basic Exporting Guide
Helpful tips and advice if you are thinking about exporting
Tips to Keep Your Business Healthy
A healthy business results in happy teams which means increased revenue and loyal customers. It is important to keep a financial and non-financial checks on your business to sustain growth. The following advice can help keep your business healthy.

Start-Up Tip of the Day


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Buyer BeSure helps SMEs achieve their goals through better supplier relationships and procurement processes. We are experts in helping clients deliver savings to their bottom line generating year-on-year profit increases. Ensuring a business makes good buying decisions safeguards the development of the business, the future of the staff and strengthens shareholder dividends. BuyerBeSure will help you achieve all these through improved cost control, operational improvements and assisting the buying department to become a smooth-running & vital part of overall business management. From troubleshooting to procurement coaching or through the provision of a Virtual Procurement Officer, Buyer BeSure helps businesses be the best they can be.

We are a small friendly team and always welcome enquiries from anyone who is planning to start a business or from anyone who can offer help and support. Contact us.