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It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.Download Pack
A collection of our own useful free startup resources. No registration required.
Thanks to modern technology, we are now able to access information and resources from anywhere around the world. Wherever you are starting a new business, you can now benefit from a mind-blowing amount of knowledge and experience.
The only problem is that here is now so much information, it can become difficult to know which to believe/trust. Having helped start-ups for the past 15 years, we have spent a lot of time looking for the best and most appropriate FREE resources to save you the trouble.
If you know of any more, we would love to add them here. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Entrepreneur's BUSINESS START UP GUIDE - A useful guide for those thinking of starting a business. Mike Foster, the Entrepreneurs Mentor (Oxfordshire, UK)
Flying Start - Flying Start is an easy-to-understand downloadable 'how to start a business' guide covering all aspects of starting a business. Flying Start (AUS)
Various Startup Downloads - A great selection of downloadable guides including: Business plan template, One page business plan examples, Marketing Plan template, Cashflow Forecast, SWOT Analysis, PEST Analysis, Competitor Analysis Worksheet, Business Growth Plan Checklist, B2B Terms & ondistions and Website Policies, Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) template. You do need to fill in your email address and download only 3 at a time. Yorkshire Powerhouse (UK)
How to Start a Business: A Startup Guide for Entrepreneurs [Template] - A library of the best free tools and resources to help you start selling and marketing your business, and a complete guide on how to start a business. The guide covers everything from the paperwork and finances to creating your business plan and growing your business online. Hubspot (US)
10 Steps to Start your Business - Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. Scroll through this guide compiled by SBA (US Small Business Administration) learn about each step. SBA (US)
Download our FREE Startup Map
Business Plan Template and Guide - The business plan template used to apply for funding from Startup Loans. British Business Bank (UK)
Business Plan Pack - Useful pack supplied to any young entrepreneur applying for a loan from the Prince's Trust. The Prince's Trust (UK)
Calculate your startup costs - How much money will it take to start your small business? Calculate the startup costs for your small business . SBA (US)
Business Plan Template for a Startup Business - Do you want to increase the odds that your business startup will be a success? Then download this step-by-step business plan template and use it to lay the groundwork for your new business. SCORE (US)
Small Business Start Up Costs - This Excel workbook will help you put together an estimate of costs and funding required to start your business. Vertex 42 (Utah, US)
Break-Even Point Calculator - This Excel workbook will help you put together an estimate of costs and funding required to start your business. SBA (US)
SWOT Analysis Template - Identify your business's Strengths and Weaknesses and Opportunities and Threats. Vertex 42 (Utah, US)
The 2023 Edition is packed with the information that you need to start and grow a business.
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