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How To Start A Business

How to start a business

SYOB is now over 15 years old and we have helped 1000's of new businesses to get started. During this time, we have amassed a vast collection of articles and hope that they will help you too.


A collection of guides to help wherever you are on your business journey.

Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that did not work.

Is It For You?

Are you the right type of person to start and run your own business?

Will Your Idea Work?

Ways to help you find out whether your business idea is likely to succeed.

Getting Started

Step-by-step checklist to get your business off to a flying start.

Plan For Success

The key subjects that you will need to consider explained in simple English.

Funding & Grants

What you need to know so your business does not run out of money.

Finding Customers

How to find, win, and keep paying customers - the key to business success!

Web & Social Media

How to make the most of the web. Websites, SEO, and Social Media.

Common Mistakes

Learn from and avoid the pitfalls that other start-ups have encountered.

FREE Resources

All of our useful FREE resources for new business start-ups in one place.

Articles by Subject

How to start a business

As you may have already discovered, starting a business means that you have to get to grips with a variety of different new skills.

One of the keys to success is understanding what you should do and what you should outsource to a professional in that field. To help you make that choice, we have hundreds of articles on the key subjects and have broken them down by classification.

Guest Articles Welcomed

We love to receive 'guest' articles that may be of interest to anyone running their own business or thinking of doing so.

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