Starting a Business

Starting a business can be a daunting process but help is at hand. This section contains links and information for those considering self employment.

Gov.uk provides information on setting up a business, including information on;

  • Writing a business plan
  • Business Link Helpline
  • Starting up a business
  • UK Welcomes business
  • Growing your business
  • Set up a private limited company
  • Set up as a sole trader
  • Set up a business partnership
  • Avoid business cash flow problems
  • Business allowances
  • Business finance and support finder
  • Business finance explained
  • Business knowledge management
  • Choose a legal structure for a new business
  • Choosing your business premises
  • Companies House
  • Employment agencies and businesses
  • Entertainment and modelling agencies
  • Find business training courses
  • Forecast your business finances
  • Get information about a company
  • Market research for your business
  • PAYE record-keeping
  • Register a private limited company online
  • Register as an overseas company
  • Register your new business with HMRC
  • Renting and buying business premises
  • Restarting a non-trading or dormant company
  • Search for business training and network events
  • Setting up a social enterprise
  • Understand your business's cash flow
  • Understanding your business's IT needs
  • What is corporation tax?
  • Your business and selling to customers