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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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.

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)
Basic Exporting Guide
Helpful tips and advice if you are thinking about exporting

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Details of funding schemes for rural businesses in Scotland including the Scottish Rural Development Programme. Grants and support for economic, environmental and social measures to benefit rural Scotland are available through the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP).
The Scottish Rural Network website is your one-stop-shop for news, events and information about rural development. We can help you connect with other people, communities, organisations and businesses across rural Scotland and beyond.
Whether it is just an idea, a small enterprise or still in its early stages, CREATE is geared up to support any new business start-up. The CREATE team houses entrepreneurial experience of starting up both businesses and charities and, with the added support of our Entrepreneurs in Residence; our legal partners, Harper Macleod; and accounting partners, Johnston Carmichael, we can provide the right support to help you turn an enterprising idea into a business.
f you’re a social enterprise there are lots of people and places you can go to for help – so many, in fact, that it can all start to get a bit confusing. The HISEZ website contains a quick and simple guide to who’s who, what they do and the kind of support they give.
Scottish tourism businesses and the fantastic work they do make up the lifeblood of our industry. The world-class standards of our accommodation providers, visitor attractions, visitor/experiences, restaurants and other businesses are why Scotland attracts so many new and returning visitors year after year.

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.