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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Latest Start Up Articles

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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.

How to stay on top of late payments
Completed a job and invoiced your client but haven't been paid? Sadly for many small businesses, this is a common occurrence.
Corporate Acquisition Due Diligence
Due diligence is the procedure whereby a prospective buyer of, or an investor in, a company or business, investigates the records and company documentation of the target to determine whether:
5 Things never to ignore with your business bank account
Business banking is not everyone's idea of fun but as the business owner you have no choice but to be hot on the transactions in your accounts.
3 Low Cost Ways to Move a Home-Based Business Into an Office
Around 70% of new UK businesses start off in the home, and it's not hard to see why. It's low cost, convenient, and the money saved on commercial property can be ploughed back into growing your brand.
Milestones to Start-up Success
When you start-up business receives money from places such as venture capital, you will need to think about how to boost long-term shareholder value. This will be dependent on your ability to expand on your customers, revenue and profit.
How to get a Low Cost Phone Connection for your New Start-Up Business
When considering launching a new business, it is vital that you put in place a business telephone connection that can grow with your business but which doesn’t saddle you with high overhead costs during the start-up phase.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – May 2018. The Clock is Ticking
GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018. This will significantly change UK data protection practices and you need to be aware of how this will affect your business.
37 Tasks You Should Outsource To Free Up Your Time and Skyrocket Your Business
If you’re starting a business, the chances are you fall into one of two categories.
Is it worth spending my valuable time on Social Media?
If you are scratching your head wondering the same thing, I am pleased to let you know that you are not alone! We are being encouraged to embrace this new revolution: to ‘Tweet’, ‘Like’, ‘Post’, ‘Follow’ and generally use perfectly good working time to ‘keep up with modern technology’.
Jason's Networking Tips for the Introverted Personality
Networking plays an important part in spreading your brand awareness and growing your Small Business. If you prefer a good book to a party then as an introvert you may struggle with a room full of networkers.

Latest Business Tips

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
(21-02-18)

Do not be afraid to ask for advice!

Always ask for advice and guidance, no one knows it all. Speak to people who have gone through the problems you are facing or have had the experience to handle and develop the specific issues you are facing.Mentors want to help and share their knowledge and experience to build your business, please contact us we can help.
(21-02-18)

Is it a Fake Tax Refund Email?

Yes. HMRC will notify you of any tax refund due by post, they never send notifications by email.
(12-02-18)

Why do start ups fail ?

No.1 Poor Leadership and ManagementNo.2 Insufficient Funds and InvestmentNo.3 Lack of Planning You need all 3 firmly in place and I can help.
(11-02-18)

Business to business - Networking is power

Put simply, we are stronger together. Many businesses or people try to do everything themselves. It's very likely that many others have been doing the same thing and many people are competing needlessly. Sharing resources and working together brings may benefits - including sharing of best practice - which can prevent you from making many mistakes.
(10-02-18)

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Local Contacts

Find Local Help & Support

In addition to the information that applies to start-ups 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.

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.