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.

Common Start-Up Mistakes... and how to avoid them
Business owners face challenges every day. Here is a quick checklist of the some of the most common traps that you need to avoid.
Trade Mark Co-existence - what is it and will it work?
Picture the scene, you have spent days, weeks or even months choosing the perfect brand name and after a few clearance searches you discover, to your horror, that someone else has already registered a similar mark… is all lost? Must you go back to the drawing board? Or is there a way in which you can still use the name?
Bookkeeping tips for start-ups and self employed
When you are new to self-employment, you have a million and one things to do and normally bookkeeping isn't at the top of the list. Most new business owners are spending hours and hours of their time growing their new start-up and have little time to spare to keep up to date with all of the receipts and invoices.
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.

Start-Up Tip of the Day

Business Tips

Getting help is never a bad thing...

When you start a business its very encompassing and at times can overwhelm dont try and do it all and end up loosing that fire that made you start your business in the first place. Bring someone onboard who can help you with even the smallest of tasks and find a work life balance
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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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Paradigm Shift Consulting

Areas Covered: Leicester

Paradigm Shift Consulting is a boutique consultancy, focusing on services around Good Distribution Practice and Wholesale activities, GDP Training, qms & sop review-writing, temperature mapping, validation and more. We also work in Private Healthcare, setting up Travel Clinics, Patient Group Directions & Online Doctors.

PopUp Business School

Areas Covered: Nationwide

Start the business you want. The PopUp Business School run start-up events to help people start small businesses and making money doing what they love. Our approach is the polar opposite of traditional approaches to starting a business. We don't believe in business plans and we definitely don't believe in loans or grants because this puts more people off than it helps. We'll show you how to start without spending any money, make a great website for free, and get you to your first sale. 30% of the people that come on our course start their business before the end of the workshop and 27% make their first sale!

StartMyBiz

Areas Covered: Canterbury

At StartMyBiz we offer personal and friendly support to point you in the right direction when it comes to starting your own business. The purpose of Startmybiz is to give you every opportunity to get the information, advice, connectivity and support you need to be successful in your business venture. There is a lot of help out there but finding it can be time consuming and frustrating and you never know what you haven’t found yet! So, we try to take the pain away from the gain and help you get on with the job with the best information around. Become part of your local business community and register to receive our Business Newsletter.

Deeks Evans

Areas Covered: Tunbridge Wells, Hastings

Deeks Evans was established over 50 years ago and today we continue to build on our enviable reputation for providing excellent advice and first class service to our business and personal clients alike. We have many clients in the local community and service businesses, small and large. The link will take you to a page dedicated to concise information on the key issues to consider when starting up in business Deeks Evans 3 Boyne Park Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 8EN Deeks Evans 36 Cambridge Road Hastings East Sussex TN34 1DU

Tasker Osman Financial Accountants

Areas Covered: Newhaven, Lewes

What issues should you consider when setting up in business? If you are starting, or have recently started a business in the Sussex & Kent area we, at Tasker Osman Financial Accountants, can help you with appropriate and professional advice. It is the ambition of many people to run their own business. Some may have been made redundant and find themselves with free time and financial resources. Others make the decision to start up in business to be more independent and obtain the full financial reward for their efforts. Whatever the reason, a number of dangers exist. Probably the greatest concern is the possibility of business failure. Tasker Osman & Co 10 South Way Newhaven East Sussex BN9 9LL

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.