If you are thinking about starting a business in Edinburgh or would like to grow your existing business, you have come to the right place!
Start Your Own Business in Edinburgh contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.
We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in Edinburgh since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.
There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.
An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc.
Packed with the information that you need to start or grow a business in Edinburgh.
Easy to follow step by step guide
Choosing the right structure
Online marketing, social media
Where to find help and support
Work from home or premises?
How to find and recruit
The reality of running a business
Your funding options
The key considerations
Are you ready?
Tax and VAT explained
Is there a gap in the market?
Tips and local groups
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We have created a collection of start-up steps articles to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their business journey. Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that have been proved not to work so well.
You can see the full list of 'steps' at: Startup Steps