Start Your Own Business In The UK

Start a new business in The UK
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 start-up 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.

Start-Up Resources

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Start Up Articles

Start-Up Articles

Over the years, we have amassed a large collection of articles which we believe you may find useful. We have written some ourselves but the vast majority have been kindly supplied by experts in each relevant field.

Start-ups: Digital Marketing Tips For Start-Ups
Banking & Funding: What is a Commercial Guarantee?
Women: Female entrepreneurs leading the way
Start-ups: The Mindset of the Entrepreneur
HR: Do You Know What Good Performance is?
Advice: Could a mentor double your chances of 5 year survival?
Marketing: Tricks to Make your Marketing Work
HR: Don’t Be Frightened of the Poor Performer
Advice: Risk taking as an entrepreneur - when is it worth it?
Sales: 3 Proven Ways to Land Your First Sale

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Latest Blog Post

Digital Marketing Tips For Start-Ups
Digital Marketing Tips For Start-Ups

Ok, so you've been funded and no it's time for the actual planning to begin! This is probably the most challenging part of the whole thing. There are so many options, where do you begin looking? PurpleFruit's guide can help you.

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Latest Business Tips

Business Tips

Never Have A Plan B

Going into business is scary . Having a plan B, means a lack of belief in plan A. Burn your bridges!
(07-10-17)

You are not alone.

Business Creation membership with the FSB will probably be the best step you take towards your future.
(02-10-17)

SEO Tip for Your Business Website

Find out what Headline tags are (H1, H2, H3 etc.) and implement them properly throughout your websites pages and content. No WordPress, or other platforms, themes tags are setup correctly for SEO, the tags are generally used for styling which is basically an easy way for the theme designers and developers, also most SEO companies to layout a page BUT all it does is ruin the pages targeting and ranking possibilities.
(24-09-17)

Be Prepared and plan before you leap

Prepare by research and study as much as you can about what you want to do. Then make a cash plan. Prepare a simple summary of where and when you expect to receive cash in to the business and compare those figures with a simple summary of where and when you expect to have to spend cash. If you are spending too much refine the plan or consider if its worthwhile pursuing at this stage. Would you start building a home without a plan? Do not start a business without a plan. Do not sign up long term commitments to rent property or assets without being sure you have money coming in to cover these costs.
(18-09-17)

Easily Publish, Reply and Track performance across multiple Social Media accounts for free

Stacker makes it easy to Publish, Reply and Track performance across multiple Social Media accounts. Read and Respond to incoming messages across ALL your Social Media accounts from a single Universal Inbox. Simply add all your content into Stacker and they will publish each one at the best times throughout the day so that your fans and followers see your updates more often. I use Stacker for my Twitter and Facebook accounts. For two accounts their service is free. www.getstacker.com
(13-09-17)

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