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!

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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.

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
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.

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
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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.

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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

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JRHR

Areas Covered: Southsea,Cosham,Havant,Petersfield,Waterlooville

I support business owners and management teams through the minefield of employment regulations and legislation and guide you to find your best people solutions for your commercial interest. I mostly work with small businesses, advising and supporting them to overcome their biggest people related headaches and worries. I can help you to build amazing teams with confidence by selecting the right people, adopting the right policies and procedures and creating a great culture. I believe that getting the team and the culture right will help you to grow your business, meet your goals and achieve competitive advantage.

M.T. Locks Ltd Rochdale

Areas Covered: Rochdale,Oldham,Hyde,Heywood

Welcome to M.T. Locks Ltd, one of the leading 24 hour locksmith Rochdale offers and a company that is available 365 days per year. We help people gain access back to their businesses, homes and vehicles.

Web Design in Wigan

Areas Covered: Wigan,Manchester,Greater Manchester,Wigan Metropolitan Borough,Leigh

We can offer your business a quality bespoke web design and SEO package tailored to your business needs and budget. Each campaign we create is shaped around how you work and where your target audience is. Our job is to help bring together the buyer and the seller as well as maintaining your online listings and month by month web design maintenance needs. You can either pay monthly, in which case you will get email support, or you can pay a half now half upon completion, which includes email support for the first month only. All pay monthly websites come with free domain name, free hosting and free email support. Please get in touch with us for more prices.

IA Accountants

Areas Covered: Harpenden,Watford

We are a small firm of Chartered Accountants based in Harpenden providing a personal service to small and medium sized businesses, contractors, actors and supporting artists locally and across the UK.

The Money Advice Centre

Areas Covered: Nationwide

How to start a business or become self-employed An extra 1.5 million people became self-employed between 2001 and 2017 and now around one in six people earn their living this way. If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, it can be quite daunting. You need to think about your business structure, budgeting and paying your own tax. In this guide, you can discover the pros and cons of working for yourself, how to keep accurate records and what help is available to you if you choose to become self-employed.

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.