Running any kind of business can be hard work. Everyday tasks - such as finding premises, managing cashflow, working with suppliers and employing people - require different skills and commitment and these can often be your sole responsibility.
You'll have to be organised and be a competent manager to achieve all your business goals.
This guide includes videos to help you develop your business planning - including taking on staff, finding premises, managing cashflow and suppliers, and measuring your progress.
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.