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Starting a Business

If you are thinking of becoming self-employed, starting a business, or have recently started your business, there is support available to help you establish and grow your business.

There is a lot of decisions to be made when starting a business, or you are a new business. There are a range of online resources and templates that can help you, including our business guides.


Business Planning Start Up Finance
How to write a business plan Start Up Loans Company
Write a business plan Financing a start-up
Cash flow forecasting Guide to financing your start up business
Writing a business plan How to calculate business start up costs


Legal, Tax and Structure of a Start Up  Start Up Marketing and Sales
Set up as self-employed Marketing, PR SEO and Social Media Toolkits
Choosing the right business structure E-commerce
Getting started as a limited company director The seven most popular ways to promote your business
Self Assessment tax returns Before you do anything else in business, do your market research


For more start-up guidance and support, check the resources available on your Local Authority's website: