Business start-up checklist

When you make the decision to start a business you will quickly realise there are lots of tasks to complete to get your business up and running. You’ll need to develop a business plan, decide on a business structure, choose your premises and get to grips with business taxes, to name but a few.

The My New Business checklist is a 65 point inventory of tasks that new business owners generally need to complete. Recognising that each new business is different, the checklist can be tailored to your own individual needs.

Download a copy of the My New Business checklist (PDF, 142K).

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. They will organise one-to-one mentoring sessions with your local business adviser and provide tailored guidance to develop your business plan.

Complete a short enquiry form or call 0800 027 0639 to register for this free advice and guidance.