2 min Read
07 Aug 2014

Written by Liam

Over 30 years experience in financial services, residential lettings and property sales. Director of a leading national estate agency chain, until leaving in 2008 to pursue other commercial interests. Vast experience in new business development, business change, management development and business strategy.

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How to start a business – the website with all the information you will need

How to start a business - the website with all the information you will needHow to start a business - the website with all the information you will need

If you are dreaming of starting your own business it can be very daunting trying to sift through all the information available to find what you need. Help is now at hand with a website launched by the Government to provide support and inspiration to new and growing businesses.

The Business is Great  website is modern and clearly set out covering the following important areas in setting up a business

How to Start

This section covers the following topics:

  • Set up and registering a new business
  • Where to get start up advice
  • Finance options for new businesses
  • Starting out with a business mentor
  • Recruiting and hiring staff
  • Writing a business plan
  • Tax relief and incentives for business
  • First time export
  • Finding the right business premises

How to Grow

This section covers the following topics:

  • Finance and planning business growth
  • Recruiting and hiring staff
  • Building your people management skills
  • Growing your export business
  • How to exploit and protect new ideas
  • Marketing to make your business grow
  • Support for growth

How to accelerate

This section covers the following topics:

  • Financing and planning business growth
  • Recruiting and hiring staff
  • High growth through technology
  • High growth through marketing
  • Growing your export business
  • How to protect and exploit new ideas
  • Building you people management skills
  • Tax relief and incentives for business
  • Bank lending appeals

The website also has an 'Announcements' section with up to date news and advice relevant to new business owners. You can also sign up to a newsletter or chat to an adviser on their support line.

Business is Great website is a fantastic resource for new and aspiring business owners.

Further reading

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