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.

Starting a Bouncy Castle Business
Are you thinking about starting a bouncy castle business or have you ever wondered what it might be like in reality? Joshua Boast, owner of Bounce Back Castles Ltd has been kind enough to share his story.
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.

Start-Up Tip of the Day

Go East to Find the Best Value Office Space in London

If you are an early stage business and are finding yourselves struggling to find space in the City or other high profile areas, we suggest looking towards the Docklands as THE location to nurture your ideas and grow. Rents and operating costs at office campuses such as Republic London are half the price of those in Shoreditch and the expansion of the Jubilee line and DLR mean that you can still get to Bank in 11 minutes and Bond Street in 22 minutes. Access to London City Airport is also a huge win for many businesses with dealings further afield than the M25.

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