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FREE Start-Up Pack

Start Your Own Business Swindon- Free Start-Up Pack
Start Your Own Business Swindon- Free Start-Up Pack

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

This collection of resources has been put together to make the process as straight-forward as possible but also to ensure that you do not miss anything important. We hope that you find it useful.

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  • Start-up checklist
  • Step-by-step guide
  • Business plan template
  • Personal survival budget planner
  • Cashflow forecast template
  • Marketing plan template
  • Guide to business networking
  • Start-up map
  • Contents of CD-Rom
  • Plus more being added
Download Pack Contents: The key important dates, legal and tax requirements; a simple to follow step-by-step guide; relevant fact-sheets; business plan, cash flow forecast, survival budget and marketing plan templates; start-up map; contents of our Start Your Own Business CD-Rom; and a Powerpoint presentation.

Download Components Individually

Start Your Own Business Book

This 180 page book is packed with start-up information and resources which we hope will help you to start your business smoothly.

How to Start a Business Step-by-Step

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

Business Start-Up Checklist

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

Business Plan Template

You don't know what you don't know!"; Plot your progress with this 125+ point checklist and make sure that you have considered all the key factors prior to starting your business.

Personal Survival Budget Planner

Worrying about paying your personal bills will distract you from the running of your business. This template will help you to identify how much you need to make each month to cover your outgoings.

Cashflow Forecast Template

An easy to use template, created in Microsoft Excel. Instructions are included - all you have to do is unput your figures and the spreadsheet will perform all of the calculations for you.

Marketing Plan Template

Having a great business is no good if nobody knows that it exists. This one page marketing plan template will help you consider how you are going to reach your market.

Business Start-Up Map

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

How To Start A Business PowerPoint Presentation

Designed to complement the business plan template, this Powerpoint presentation can be personalised and you are welcome to use it without charge.