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.
You will need a business plan to raise finance. Here's advice on how to write a business plan, including templates and samples.
Discover the many networks and groups for young businesses which can offer practical advice, ideas and connections.
Everything you need to help you start up a new business, including how to set up and register a company.
It's simple to start a business from home and more people are doing it. Find out what you need to do to get started.
The Business Finance Guide sets out the full range of finance options throughout the lifecycle of business growth.
There are many forms of financial help that aim to support companies as they innovate and generate new ideas. Find one to help you.
Whether you are a first-time employer or taking on extra staff, there is practical guidance and financial assistance to tap into.
Your website is the way your customers and clients find and learn more about you. Here's advice on how to make it as good as it can be
Social media is a valuable means of finding your customers online. Here's some practical support to help you get started