Starting a Business

Before you begin

Getting Started:

Your business vision

A mission statement

Writing a business plan

Which business structure?

Should you buy a franchise?

Choosing a year end

Raising finance

Names, trademarks, patents and other registrations

Building a brand

Premises and location

Working from home

Insuring your Business

Limited Liability Partnerships


Choosing your Accounting Date

Allowable Expenses

Managing Money:

Maintaining good financial control

Cash flow management

Handling debtors

Borrowing and loans

Keeping financial records

Tax and tax planning:

Tax and tax planning

Your business and the law:

Your business and the law

Growing the business:

Taking on staff

Suppliers and purchasing

Stock control

Sales and Marketing


Contingency and disaster planning