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How to Start a Business in the United Kingdom

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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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Business AdviceLocal directories containing all the contacts that you will need to to help you start your business. We currently have separate local sites for England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. Each of these is broken down by county, town and classification to make it easy to find LOCAL support.

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Start Up News

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Have you considered studying for a degree while running your own business? (UK)
The University of Buckingham is offering one budding entrepreneur the chance to win a scholarship to study a unique two-year BSc Business Enterprise degree worth over £25,000.*

If you have entrepreneurial mindset and a flare for originality we want to hear from you. (Deadline is 14th November)

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Start Up Articles

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Hiring great people - The sustainable competitive advantage
Employing the right people, of course, comes down to good interview technique - and that's the problem. Few people have formal training in carrying out interviews and most of us do it only rarely. It's an interruption to an already busy week, something that has to be done rather than an opportunity to find a great new member of staff to drive up profits and make life better.

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How to resolve workplace conflict
Workplace conflicts are just the symptom of a far deeper team-wide problem. Sharon Klue of Kapital HR tells Bizcrowd how she restores harmony.

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UK Start-Up Guides Local guides...

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.

See: Local Start Up Guides

Latest Business Tips

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STAY THE RIGHT SIDE OF HMRC
Make sure that you keep records of your business activities, all invoices and receipts. HMRC now do spot checks and if the record keeping is inadequate they will issue you with a fine.
M G Associates Limited
(20-10-14)

Hiring a professional for your website or graphics.
Having a professionally designed Website, Stationery or printed media can make all the difference when you are trying to start a business. These items are often your first point of contact with prospective clients or customers. Making a good impression from the start can give you the competitive edge you need to dominate your target marketplace.
Dreamkatcha
(18-10-14)

And they said No!
Whenever someone says "No" to your plans and ideas, plan to make them wish they had said "Yes"! ;-)
Centric First Aid Training
(18-10-14)

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)

We are a small friendly team and always welcome enquiries from anyone who is thinking who is planning to start a business or from anyone who can offer help and support. Contact us.

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