Start Your Own Business In The UK

If you are starting a business in The UK, this site is full of FREE resources, useful information and local contacts to help you start and grow successfully.

Start Your Own Business (now over 12 years old) contains information and advice but, unlike other startup sites, it also contains details of LOCAL organisations who can help you. Search for your local area to find free business advice, business networking groups, funding and local grants.

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Keep up to date with the most recent business thinking from around the world

Over the years, we have amassed a large collection of articles which we believe you may find useful. The vast majority of these have been kindly supplied by experts in each relevant field.

Free Business Toolkit
Enterprise First is a not-for-profit enterprise agency dedicated to helping small businesses and they offer a free business toolkit containing a number of useful resources.
FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking
10 top tips put together by the FSB (Federation of Small Business). Easy to read and a downloadable PDF version is also available.
The Leap Of Faith: From Startup Founder To CEO
This feature on the Forbes website invited five entrepreneurs with the all important founder & CEO as their title, to share how they did it.
How to Use Pay-Per-Click to Help Grow Your Startup
A very useful introduction to pay-per-click advertising. This is ideal if you are keen to quietly find out more without being exposed to a pushy sales pitch.
JetBlue’s Venture Arm Invests in a Startup That Predicts Flight Delays.
If venture-backed startup Lumo has its way, more travelers will avoid flight cancellations thanks to breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. No wonder that JetBlue, EasyJet, and other companies are interested.

Start-Up Tip of the Day

Business Tips

Business IT, thinking of doing it yourself to save money?

As your business scales you need to have the correct systems in place to ensure your employees can work from anywhere, on any device, anytime - Securely, if IT is not your business then outsourcing this aspect ensures smooth operations from day one that will scale with your business - always ask for client recommendations from any IT provider, ideally from a client in a similar business vertical and that uses the proposed solutions for their business IT.

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Find Local Help & Support

In addition to the information that applies to startups everywhere, we have also created LOCAL sections to help you find the help and support that is on your own doorstep. This includes, business advice, networking, funding & grants, accountancy, web design, and much more.

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Lonlogic Ltd

Areas Covered: London,London_Borough_of_Brent,the_Borough_of_Camden,the_Borough_of_Ealing,the_Borough_of_Islington

We are Lonlogic, a London based WordPress web design agency focused on helping young established businesses alike to find their way in the internet's wilderness. In this day and age, appealing to an audience is not just about focusing on a great web design, it's about crafting the user experience from the inside out making each and every visit both engaging and worthwhile who clicks through to you. We offer services in Web Design, E-Commerce and Digital Marketing Services

Baldwins Accountants

Areas Covered: Redcar,Saltburn-by-the-Sea,Whitby,Northallerton,Middlesbrough

We are one of the UKs fastest growing accountancy firms and now part of the Cogital Group. We aim to help you achieve your business and personal goals by offering; national coverage on a variety of professional accounting and business advisory services, including up-to-the-minute technical and personal advice. Our growing success has developed from the commitment to excellent advice and support to our clients and their businesses. We provide a diverse range of specialist services and advice that is specifically designed to add value to your business. Helping you whatever you need and at whatever stage your business is at.

Dorchester Websites

Areas Covered: Dorchester,Bridport,West_Dorset

Dorchester Websites is the number 1 choice for designing top quality, mobile-friendly websites for all types of businesses, organisations and charities. Our prices start from just £140.

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.