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If you are planning to start a business in the United Kingdom, you have come to the right place.

Start Your Own Business contains information and advice but, unlike other start-up sites, it also contains details of LOCAL organisations who can help you. The firms listed on each page have declared themselves to be 'new business friendly' and will welcome your enquiries.

Over the years, we have have collected useful information that has already helped thousands of new business start-ups and we hope that it will help you too...

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If you offer a product or service that can help anyone thinking of setting up on their own or running an existing small business, please do add your details to the site.

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5 Scary Excuses That Are Keeping You from Starting a Business (But Shouldn't)
Would you like to run your own business but being held back by fear? If so, some of the most common excuses that hold people are explained by smallbiztrends, a guest blogger on the SBA website.

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Is Responsive Web Design the future?
Without doubt the future of web design is through responsive design - now is the time to get on board or risk being overshadowed by your competitors who have already taken the step! There has been a huge surge in responsive web design and I think it will continue to thrive.

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Is Responsive Web Design the future?
Without doubt the future of web design is through responsive design - now is the time to get on board or risk being overshadowed by your competitors who have already taken the step! There has been a huge surge in responsive web design and I think it will continue to thrive.

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We have created a series of FREE downloadable local business start-up guides. Each one covers a different local authority area and contain a step-by-step guide to starting your business as well as a directory of organisations and relevant businesses who are keen to help you.

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Latest Business Tips

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Improve your staff rentention
Improve your staff retention by treating your staff like loyal customers. Having poor staff retention can contribute to unnecessary strain on company resources and existing staff morale. These are strains no company wants when trying to progress within the companies chosen market.
Antara Palace
(30-10-14)

Why is a Website Important for Business? - http://www.launchable.io/blog/2014/10/26/why-is-a-web-site-important
97% of internet users look for local goods and services online.

Over the next three years, businesses that make use of the web expect to grow 40% faster than those that don't.

Three out of four smartphone users have contacted a business they found on their phone.

One in five searches is local, which means someone is looking for a product or service nearby.

According to eMarketer, by 2017, 65.8 per cent of Britons will use smartphones. If you are not online you will miss out on the majority of the market.

A report by Barclays Corporate suggests that mobile commerce will grow by 55 per cent in the next five years -- faster than any other retail channel.

More than 40 per cent of shoppers walking out of stores have done some form of 'pre-shopping'. You may think that you do not need to be online as customers will come to you but more often customers are checking out your products before deciding to buy.
Launchable
(30-10-14)

Persevere.
Too many young companies give up just when all the hard work has been done.
My Marketing Guy
(30-10-14)

Public Liability Insurance
If you're running a business then it's always necessary to consider public liability insurance. For a great quote try Swinton Commercial. (Advert)

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