Start Your Own Business In The UK

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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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Latest Resources Added

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.

Privacy Notices, Privacy Policies – what are they and why do we need them?
Under the DPA98, data always had to be processed lawfully and fairly. Under the GDPR this was uplifted to Lawfully, Fairly and Transparently. This means that organisations have a legal obligation to be open and honest about what personal data they process, for what purpose, under what lawful basis, how long they keep it, who it's shared with, and a host of other things.
5 Ways That New Businesses Are Losing Money (And What You Can Do About It)
Small businesses can only survive if they are consistently generating a profit. However, most SMEs that start out are destined to fail without the right strategies in place to maintain a positive net profit.
Intellectual Property Legal Advice For Businesses
What is Intellectual Property and why do you need to legally protect 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.
A Basic Guide to Importing
Helpful tips and advice if you are thinking about importing. Full article and free downloadable factsheet (no registration required)

Start-Up Tip of the Day

Keep it simple

A one or two page website, with striking photography and a clear message is often all you need to get a presence on the internet, and its better to create a simple website well, than it is to spread your budget too thinly on an all singing, all dancing website.

See full list of latest tips

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Local business networking group with the emphasis on support. Only £36 per year membership fee and no meeting fees.
Faculty are a design and branding agency in Southampton that help businesses stand out in a world of sameness. We're strategic in our approach to making the complicated simple and the simple compelling. We're supported by a highly skilled network of professional creatives, strategists and consultants, allowing us to build purposeful teams for every project. We investigate, explore and immerse ourselves in your world, revealing what makes you great and amplifying it.
We are an accredited and experienced provider of business telecoms in Sheffield & Rotherham. We have a real passion for delivering the very best experiences for our clients, tailored advice and products that will help your business communicate with your own clients, and we specialise in helping where others havent!
Dock Street Signs was formed out of Leeds Printing Company as the sign printing side of the business rapidly grew. If you are looking for signage in Leeds, we now have a dedicated team to look after signs in Leeds. The same ethos is carried from Leeds Printing Company, our friendly customer service is what keeps our customers returning time after time. If you are looking for Signage in Leeds, pick up the phone and you can always speak to a member of the team for advice, quotes and general questions..
Nick is a qualified coach and a mentor with a passion for helping others make the most of their lives at work. He focuses on business coaching and mentoring, career coaching and management/executive coaching. He has a wealth of experience, having worked for 40 years for, and with, businesses of all shapes and sizes and with people from budding entrepreneurs and new recruits to experienced business people and senior managers. He has been a corporate bank manager and a management consultant. He has built and managed many operational and project teams and has spent hundreds of hours coaching and mentoring.

We are a small friendly team and always welcome enquiries from anyone who is planning to start a business or from anyone who can offer help and support. Contact us.