Start Your Own Business In The UK

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. The firms listed on each page have declared themselves to be 'new business friendly' and will welcome your enquiries.

England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales

FREE Startup Resources

No registration required - our genuine aim is to simply provide you with as much free help as we can!


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.

Free Business Toolkit
Enterprise First is a not-for-profit enterprise agency dedicated to helping small businesses and they offer a free business toolkit containing a number of useful resources.
FSB - 10 Top Tips for Amazing Networking
10 top tips put together by the FSB (Federation of Small Business). Easy to read and a downloadable PDF version is also available.
Celebrate Your Journey to Success
This event in London on Friday 27th April is to celebrate the journey to success, book your ticket now for an evening of motivation, inspiration and networking.
The Leap Of Faith: From Startup Founder To CEO
This feature on the Forbes website invited five entrepreneurs with the all important founder & CEO as their title, to share how they did 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.

Latest Business Tips

Business Tips

Measure the performance of your website

Most startups get a website but they don't measure it's success on generating leads and the return on their investment. By adding Google Analytics and tracking links from different marketing campaigns you're able to determine where the best return on your marketing investment is.

Paperless accounting is a simple concept; it’s accounting with no paper!

Yes, it can be done and HMRC are going to enforce it and make it the only way. They’re labelling it "Making Tax Digital". It is the intention of HMRC that by 2020 all tax returns to HMRC must be digital, therefore paperless. Numberworx is already making the transition really easy for small business owners and ‘one man bands’. Numberworx is pioneering paperless accounting.


Advertise everywhere and you'll get noticed!

Local Networking Groups

Reach out and visit a few local networking groups.

Make sure your website is responsive.

By being responsive your website will display correctly across all devices such as smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktops. If your website is not responsive you will lose potential customers.

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Local Contacts

Find Local Help & Support

In addition to the information that applies to startups everywhere, we have also created LOCAL sections to help you find the help and support that is on your own doorstep. This includes, business advice, networking, funding & grants, accountancy, web design, and much more.

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