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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FREE Startup Resources

No registration required - our genuine aim is to simply provide you with as much free help as we can!

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.

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.
Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them
Business owners face challenges every day. Here is a quick checklist of the some of the most common traps that you need to avoid.
Bookkeeping tips for start-ups and self employed
When you are new to self-employment, you have a million and one things to do and normally bookkeeping isn't at the top of the list. Most new business owners are spending hours and hours of their time growing their new start-up and have little time to spare to keep up to date with all of the receipts and invoices.
Free Business Toolkit
Enterprise First is a not-for-profit enterprise agency dedicated to helping small businesses and they offer a free business toolkit containing a number of useful resources.
FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking
10 top tips put together by the FSB (Federation of Small Business). Easy to read and a downloadable PDF version is also available.

Start-Up Tip of the Day

Business Tips

Getting help is never a bad thing...

When you start a business its very encompassing and at times can overwhelm dont try and do it all and end up loosing that fire that made you start your business in the first place. Bring someone onboard who can help you with even the smallest of tasks and find a work life balance

See full list of latest tips
Find Local Help & Support

In addition to the information that applies to startups everywhere, we have also created LOCAL sections to help you find the help and support that is on your own doorstep. This includes, business advice, networking, funding & grants, accountancy, web design, and much more.

Add Your Business (Free!)

Add Your Free Listing

If you offer a product or service which can help local startups and small business owners, we would be delighted to promote the fact (free of charge). Add Your Business

Latest Listings...

News Shopper

Areas Covered: Bromley,Bexley,Orpington,Greenwich,Chislehurst

The News Shopper newspaper was founded over 50 years ago and is still the most read news brand in the area. Covering quality local news in Bromley, Bexley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Dartford and surround areas with a market leading newspaper plus a vast and ever growing online and social media audience. We offer a wide range of targeted marketing solutions to suit all budgets and expert advice. Contact Jennie McPherson to arrange a meeting to discuss your business' marketing needs -

The Athena Network NE Hants and Surrey Borders Region

Areas Covered: Petersfield

Business Networking for women. Our Aim is to help develop you as a professional woman and the business you represent through training, monthly meetings and referrals. Athena is much more than a monthly meeting, through a combination of all that we offer, you will build strong business relationships, You'll have support and encouragement from your local group, wider region and the entire network. Offering monthly meetings, exclusivity of your profession within your group, availability to visit other groups and regions, on-line presence via our website, and much training to improve not only your business, but your personal growth too.

J D Bookkeeping

Areas Covered: Helensburgh,Argyll and Bute

Offer bookkeeping and account services. Professional and reliable. Flexible working, happy to work at clients' business or take work home. Competitive rates.

MB Bookkeeping

Areas Covered: Bishops Stortford,Sawbridgeworth

Remote bookkeeping specialised in local sole traders and start ups. Spend your time doing what you do best and growing your business, leave the paperwork to us! Friendly and supportive service on a fixed monthly fee completely customised to your needs.

DP Web Development

Areas Covered: Sevenoaks,Maidstone,Tonbridge

We aim to meet and exceed a clients expectations. We will provide a friendly professional service creating bespoke code for every client. Go to to see how you can get the website that truly reflects your brand, personality and success.

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