There's a lot to think about when you're setting up a business or going into self-employment. If you plan carefully you'll give yourself the best chance of success. A good way to start your planning is to write a business plan.
A business plan can be as simple or as complex as you - or your audience ie investors, banks, employees - need it to be. As well as explaining your business idea and who you are, a typical business plan would include details on how the business will work, who your customers are and how much money you expect to make.
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.
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