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Startup Steps

We have created a collection of start-up guides to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their 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 have been proved not to work so well.

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Is It For You?

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

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Will Your Idea Work?

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

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Getting Started

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

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Plan For Success

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

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Funding & Grants

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

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Finding Customers

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

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Web & Social Media

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

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Common Mistakes

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

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FREE Resources

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