Are you thinking of starting a business?

Looking to be your own boss or, perhaps your spouse/partner has some really good ideas for a home business?
Whether you want to be a 'solo' consultant, start a child minding business from home or be a 'self employed' plumber, this website is packed with information to help get you started!


Starting a business

Starting a new business is rewarding. This module helps you understand your start up choices and potential sources of funding.

Business Planning

In this module we look at drafting a business plan as a management tool and to support an application for a loan or Grant.

Starting as a Sole Trader

A sole trader is self employed, runs a small business and wants to keep the administration as simple as possible.

Starting a Partnership

You’ve decided to start a partnership to formalise you business ideas and work closely with one or more colleagues.

Starting a limited company

Starting a limited company is more complicated but it can be better when you have liabilities or employ others.

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How can we help your business succeed?

We'll add below the links we think might help you and change them now and again; if you have a suggestion, let us know.

It is very important to protect your ideas - no matter what your business!

It is very important to understand and protect yourself for financial risk - no matter what your business you should consider insurance!

Check out our help page on banking and details of some common order and payment solutions (eCommerce) for online retail and shops/restaurants.

Data Protection is vital and regulations place strict controls on personal data - CUSTOMERS OWN THEIR DATA. Read about General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and Cyber.

We make every effort to ensure that the information is up to date but, you should not rely on it! If you see anything that should be amended please inform us.
This site provides links and references to 3rd Parties for information and as examples - we do not endorse or recommend any 3rd Parties aside the public authorities.

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