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

Start Your Own Business (10 years old this year!) 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.

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Lifting the Bonnet On Your Business Free Seminar
We are hosting a FREE seminar for business owners where we will discuss some of the common traps faced by business owners and how to avoid them. Let us show you how lifting the bonnet in your business and carrying out a few servicing tasks, oiling the business engine and a little tuning up of your business will make you more money. Our FREE seminar will give you the tools to carry out the service and identify areas to work on. You really need to look deeply into a business and not just scrape the surface if you want to find ways that you are either wasting money in your business of not utilising your income making potential to its best efforts and thereby not making either enough or any profit. Too many owners spend too much time working in their business that they neglect to work on their business. The Seminar will last about 2 hours (1 hour presentation plus 1 hour for questions and answers and networking).
Date added: 2015-07-16 Business Dynamo

Business Start-Up Map

Start-Up Map

Business Start-Up Map
This infographic has proved to be incredibly popular and used to occupy the centre pages of our Start-Up newspapers. Ideal for a visual guide through the start-up process or the larger (A3 and A2)versions can be printed and used as a poster.

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Latest Business Tips

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Keep it Social!
When using social media you must remember to do the social bit too! Just posting generic tweets will not suffice, you need interaction and engagement too.
I Am You Ltd

Test the water before you jump in the deep end.
There is nothing stopping you from carrying on earning money from your current job while you are starting up your business. Spare time can be hard to come by, but use it scrutinise your market and carry out some extensive market research.
Dafferns LLP

Tax losses
If you are starting up in business and expect to make a loss in the first period of trading, then it may be wise to set up as a sole trader if you have paid tax in the previous tax - Why? Trading tax losses of a sole trader can be carried back to last year to enable a tax refund! If you have Limited Company tax losses in the first period of trading, these can only be carried forward for offset against future profits.
Once the business is profitable, it may be better to run as a limited company; Conversion is easy and a Ltd Co structure offers a few additional tax benefits!
The Number Crunchers

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