My New Business Directory

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 

Becoming an employer for the first time 

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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