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.

Privacy Notices, Privacy Policies – what are they and why do we need them?
Under the DPA98, data always had to be processed lawfully and fairly. Under the GDPR this was uplifted to Lawfully, Fairly and Transparently. This means that organisations have a legal obligation to be open and honest about what personal data they process, for what purpose, under what lawful basis, how long they keep it, who it's shared with, and a host of other things.
5 Ways That New Businesses Are Losing Money (And What You Can Do About It)
Small businesses can only survive if they are consistently generating a profit. However, most SMEs that start out are destined to fail without the right strategies in place to maintain a positive net profit.
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)

Start-Up Tip of the Day

Cyber & Data Security - Prevention is much cheaper the cure - A little knowledge is all you need

Spend a little time learning to protect yourself and your business, its affordable, just a little investment in time.Just 10 simple steps can improve your protection by up tp 80% Learn them soon!
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Based in Raynes Park in South West London, we are focused on providing businesses of all sizes with bookkeeping needs to give them a clearer picture of the financial health of their businesses. Services from Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, VAT Returns, Management Accounts, Payroll Management, Auto Enrolment Pensions
Virtual administration that can support you while you are getting with doing what you love doing best!
PC-Dial-A-Fix is a leading computer repair company based in Bristol with expertise in fixing all computer related issues. We will effectively remove viruses found in your PC, laptop or PC and provide a full data recovery service. If you live in Bristol and you are looking for PC repair, Laptop repair, or computer repair, make sure you get in touch with PC-Dial-A-Fix today. We can talk to you about your problems and put a plan in place quickly for fixing your computer in the most efficient manner possible.
Amphlett Lissimore are situated in the heart of Bromley, just down the road from the Glades shopping centre and round the corner from the Police station. We provide a range of legal services from this office and have specialised departments for Criminal Defence, Family law (including divorce and financial matters), Wills & Probate, Children law such as care proceedings, and Conveyancing.
We work in these places Lincoln, Grantham, Leicester, Nottingham, Peterborough, Oakham, Bounre, Melton Mowbray, Stamford, Boston, Corby, Kettering, Sleaford, Newark, Loughborough, Northampton, Huntingdon, Derby

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.