Are you ready to start your new business?
It can be a disorientating experience setting up a business. You’ll encounter strategy, HR and finance, and accounting, collectively, perhaps for the first time. You’ll find straightforward guidance on starting up and maintaining your new business in our business hub, so you can focus on building your vision.
Before you start
Starting a business is no small undertaking. To make sure you hit the ground running, we’ve covered the most important elements of business prep. From your business plan and strategy to your funding options, learn how you can best build your business.
Do you know how to start a business?
Do you know how to start a business from home?
Do you have a business plan?
Do you have a business plan template?
Do you have a business strategy?
Do you know how to fund your business start-up?
When you start
Whether you’re a sole trader, partnership or limited company, you’ll need to know the legal process of setting up. Explore the paperwork and potential costs involved in making your business official.
Do you know how to register your business?
Do you have the right business name?
Do you know how to set up as a sole trader?
Do you know how to set up as a freelancer?
Do you know how to set up as a limited company?
How much does it cost to set up a limited company?
Time to put your HR hat on and get to grips with tax, insurance and hiring workers. Learn how to insure your business, submit the right tax paperwork to HMRC, and delve into hiring your first worker.
Are you clued up on small business taxes?
Do you know how to file taxes for your business?
Do you know about the various types of business insurance?
Are you looking to hire your first employee?
Are you familiar with employment law?
Running your business
Stay in control of the day-to-day, with advice on bookkeeping, accounting and general operations. Understand how to keep your business records in order and learn what your accountant can do for you.
Do you know how to carry out bookkeeping?
Does your business have an accountant?
Do you know where to go for business start-up advice?
At Hiscox, we want to help your small business thrive. Our blog has many articles you may find relevant and useful as your business grows. But these articles aren’t professional advice. So, to find out more on a subject we cover here, please seek professional assistance.