BUSINESS PLAN

Starting your own business requires careful planning, research and preparation. This section will guide you to where you can find help and advice on starting and setting up a business. There is information on how to set up and register a company, and on the steps that you will need to take to turn your idea into a business.


FINANCE

 

Financing and planning business growth »

There are many different types of finance available to a company with ambitions to grow. Find guidance and advice about finance for growing.

 

 

Financing and planning business growth »

There are many different types of finance available to a company with ambitions to grow. Find guidance and advice about finance for growing.

 

 

Financing and planning business growth »

There are many different types of finance available to a company with ambitions to grow. Find guidance and advice about finance for growing.

 


EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS

 

Recruiting and hiring staff »

Whether you are employing someone for the first time or taking on extra staff, there is practical guidance, advice and financial help.

 

 

Building your people management skills »

Strong leadership is critical for the success of a business. Find the right free programes, tools and resources available to help you.

 

 

Building your people management skills »

Strong leadership is critical for the success of a business. Find the right free programes, tools and resources available to help you.

 


NEW MARKETS

 

Marketing to make your business grow »

Effective sales and marketing lies at the heart of successful business growth. Find out more about the variety of resources that can help.

 

 

Grow your export business »

Experienced exporters need advice and support. Arrange to talk to a UKTI representative and find links to further sources and guidance.

 

 

Get your business online »

Close to half of all the small businesses in the UK don’t yet use the internet for their business. Find out how to get your business online.

 


NEW IDEAS

 

How to protect and exploit your ideas »

You can get expert, tailored advice on Intellectual Property from many sources. Find the type of support that will help your business.

 

 

Support for growth »

High-quality advice is crucial to help your business make a successful move to the next level. Find out how your business can benefit.

 

Support for growth »

High-quality advice is crucial to help your business make a successful move to the next level. Find out how your business can benefit.


ONLINE

Building your website »

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Getting started on social media »

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Marketing online »

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