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Free Start-up Pack

This FREE start-up pack contains everything you need to get started.

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.

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Free Resources

A collection of our own useful free startup resources. No registration required.

Start Your Own Business Book

This 180 page book is packed with start-up information and resources.

How to Start Step-by-Step

An easy to read, step-by-step guide to setting up your own business.

Business Start-Up Checklist

Plot your start-up progress and make sure you don't miss anything important.

Business Plan Template

Your new business 'roadmap' with simple to follow instructions.

Personal Survival Budget Planner

This template will help you to work out how much you need to make each month.

Cashflow Forecast Template

An easy to use template, created in Microsoft Excel. Instructions are included.

Marketing Plan Template

This one page template will help you consider how you are going to reach your market.

Business Start-Up Map

This infographic has proved to be very popular. Ideal for a visual guide through the start-up process

Start A Business PowerPoint

This Powerpoint presentation can be personalised and you are welcome to use it (free).

Other FREE Start-Up Resources

Free startup resources from around the world

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: andy@syob.net

Free Downloads

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)

Free Startup Map
Start-Up Map

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Free Tools

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)

Local Startup-guides

The 2021 Edition is packed with the information that you need to start and grow a business.

Start Your Own Business in 2021
Overview
easy to follow step by step guide

Advice
easy to follow step by step guide

Business planning
are you ready?

Market research
are you ready?

Business set-up
is there a gap in the market?

Premises
work from home or premises?

Finance & funding
your funding options

Accountancy & tax
tax and VAT explained

Business networking
tips and local groups

Getting online
online marketing, social media

Employing staff
how to find and recruit

Law & insurance
the key considerations

Common mistakes
and how to avoid them

Start-up directory
useful contacts

Start Your Own Business in 2021

Download Complete Book (Free)

We are sure that you find the contents of this book both useful and interesting. It has been collated with the best of intent but we do also strongly suggest that you take relevant advice before making important decisions. Please do get in touch if you have any ideas as to how we can improve this publication or if you would like to be included in future editions.

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Local Startup Books

We have also created a number of local editions of our popular Start Your Own Business book. These contain all of the core content but this is complimented by local information and contacts.

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