Starting your own business requires careful planning and research. The information below will help you get your business off the ground.
All limited companies in the UK, and overseas companies with a place of business in the UK, need to be registered with Companies House.
Register your new business with HMRC >>
How to register your new business with HMRC and create an HMRC online account.
Starting a home based business >>
You may need permission or separate insurance to run a home business, and you’ll need to check if you have to pay business rates.
Setting up a social enterprise >>
Information and resources if you are setting up a business that has social, charitable or community based objectives.
Financing your business >>
Identify the options for funding your business and managing your cashflow.
Recruiting staff >>
If you are a first time employer, there are a number of things you need to consider.
A growing number of companies are taking on apprentices. Find out how your business can benefit from hiring an apprentice.
Getting online >>
Advice and tips on setting up a website, marketing online and using social media to find customers.
Where can I find more start up advice? >>
If you are looking for more information and support starting a business there are a range of local and national networks and organisations to assist you.