Support for Start Ups

Starting your own business requires careful planning and research. The information below will help you get your business off the ground.

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Registering a company at Companies House >>

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.

Apprentices >>

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.