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Welcome to Starting Business

If you have found this website then you may be one of the thousands of people that choose to start a new business every year. You may be just starting to think about a new business idea or your business may be just taking off. Either way this business start up website should be a valuable resource for you.

There are many reasons why people start new businesses-

A hobby or interest has developed and may make you money
Your current employment has developed your skills sufficiently to go it alone
You think you have spotted a gap in the market
You are an inventor with an idea that you think can be developed
A franchise opportunity may have been presented to you

These are just a few reasons why people start a new business and the list is by no means exhaustive.

Many businesses start out at home whilst others will require offices or commercial premises due to the demands of the business.

Starting-Business believes all new businesses should consider starting out on the correct legal footing. You may find it useful to contact an accountant for advice on the best legal structure for your company.
Many new businesses will need to adopt an accounting package within the first few months to help keep clear financial records. Many accountants will recommend software like sage, quickbooks or possibly a cloud accounting solution.

Many new start ups should consider business growth strategies during the first 12 months. There may be sources of funding available to assist you with your plans.

Have you also considered your business may need public liability insurance?

Spotlight on insurance. Do not forget that most business start ups will need at least basic level insurance.

There are many online insurance sites that are experts in providing Public Liability Insurance as well as providing cover for Business Insurance, Employers Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance. Make sure your business is covered.

Recently updated pages include our guides on-
A guide to liability insurance for your start-up
A guide to interim management
Professional indemnity cover
Cheap Marketing Ideas For New Businesses

You will find links in the top menu to pages full of straight-forward advice that will help you to start in business, this advice ranges from initially planning your business and proposing the idea to potential investors, right through to efficiently managing your business bank account and keeping on top of any necessary administration.

Starting Business is made easier with useful free business resources and we hope this site is of assistance.

Other useful sites that may be of interest to business start-ups can be found on our right hand menu. providing free advice online to help you get started in business.

Read our Business Blog for regular updates about finance, the economy, news of interest and related stories.


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