Are you ready

to start your new business?

You’ve got the brave idea, now it’s time to lay the groundwork.

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.

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.

Your responsibilities

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.

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.