Starting a business A to Z

My New Business is a free online service that covers everything you need to start a business. It has videos and tools, plus other learning resources – like tutorials and case studies. All of them are aimed at helping people like you get your business started.

To help you on your start-up journey we have developed a My New Business checklist to help you plan and prioritise the tasks you need to complete. Download a copy of the My New Business checklist (PDF, 142K).

Considering starting up 

Business planning

Find and manage the money

Business structures

Name your business

Choose and set up your workplace

Get to grips with business taxes

Tax and National Insurance for self-employed or partners

Tax help for your business type

Corporation Tax


Tax and payroll for employers

Sales and marketing

IT and e-commerce for start ups

Trade with other countries

Protect your business ideas

Further support for your business

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