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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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When To Leave Your Job To Start A Business - 8-Point Guide
How to transition from employee to entrepreneur is a hot topic for many workers who are buckling under the financial stress of stagnant wages and rising prices.

Adequate planning and preparation for leaving your job is the crux of the matter to successfully venture into entrepreneurship...

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Start Up Articles

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Does Your Start-up Pay Your Bills?
Clients are often surprised when I ask them this question. It is the last thing they've thought of. They have budgeted for a website, business cards and even stock, but have forgotten to plan for their living costs.

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Does Your Start-up Pay Your Bills?
Clients are often surprised when I ask them this question. It is the last thing they've thought of. They have budgeted for a website, business cards and even stock, but have forgotten to plan for their living costs.

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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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Seek advice from professionals and not DIY
Although seemingly a more costly route than "google" consultants will prevent you making much more costly mistakes and give you peace of mind to allow you to concentrate on what it is you are good at - and why you set out in business in the first place. Seek professional advice.
Redspot HR
(29-08-14)

Pay Per Click Takes Time
There are no shortcuts to a successful PPC campaign, it takes time setting it up, time managing it and time bringing it to maturity. But it is worth it in the end.
VSL Media
(29-08-14)

Don't get stressed because you do not know something
You will come across a lot of things you do not know how to do. Please do not be put off or stressed. Remember none of us can know everything. For the things you do not know how to do, there are many resources and help out there. Use them.
HR Support for Business
(29-08-14)

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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