You’ve got your business idea and you are ready to take the plunge


Ultimately, the success of your start-up will come down to many factors, including your own abilities, the readiness of the market you wish to enter and how you are going to finance your launch.

Before you jump straight in, it’s important to research every element of your new business idea and develop a business plan. The research stage is where you can take a step back and consider the feasibility of your idea, and also ask yourself if you have what it takes to make it a success.

To help you in this process, we offer support in areas such as:

  • Funding
  • Finding the right premises
  • Hiring the right people to launch your business

Click through the categories below to find out more about each area of the start-up business planning process.

Planning Your Start-Up

Planning your start-up business is a crucial step and if done diligently will save you time, money and ensure your......
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Start-Up Funding

The right start-up funding gives your new business a solid financial base....
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Finding Premises for your Start-Up

The right location and premises can boost your start-up business in several ways....
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Start-Up Sales & Marketing

The key to growing a start-up is a mix of two important factors, sales and marketing....
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People to Support Your Start-Up

All businesses need support and advice to ensure that their new venture has the greatest chance of success....
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Business Legislation

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws....
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Free Expert Business Advice and Support

Your business is unique but the challenges that you face aren’t, with our support, we can help get you through them.

Our impartial business support is delivered by experienced, expert business advisers, giving you the right advice at the right time for your business.

Contact us today to access a wealth of support, events, business growth programmes and expert advice.

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