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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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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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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.

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Latest Business Tips

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Before starting a website
Never build a website without marketing plan. Marketing plan will guide the entrepreneur on every task needed in order to make the website profitable.
Sushi Digital

List on a local business directory
Local business directories are not only a great way to not only gain exposure with potential local customers, but they also often assist in helping your website rank better on search engines such as Google
The Mercury Bay Informer

Don't mix up your digital and print palettes for your branding
Whatever you do, make sure that all your branding and design is created with digital (RGB) colour palettes in mind. You'll be able to convert those RBG images to CMYK format to print, but NOT the other way around. If you create everything with print in mind, all your digital assets will never colour match with your printed media. This can save you a lot of headaches further down the line.
Positive Images UK

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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