Guide

Step-by-step guide to starting a business

Introduction

If you are considering starting up a new business, you need to consider a number of factors to ensure the best chance of success.

As well as your product or service, you will need to think about what you will call your business, what sort of structure it will have and how you are going to run it. You should also think about how you are going to attract customers and how you will finance your business venture.

This guide outlines important considerations when planning and setting up your new business, including finding and keeping customers, finance for start-ups, business plans for start-ups and tax and legal considerations for new businesses.

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