Getting started

Our guide to the difficult early steps when starting up…

  • A mission statement
  • Allowable expenses
  • An introduction to the tax system for the self employed
  • Building a brand
  • Choosing a year end
  • Choosing your accounting date
  • Incorporation
  • Insuring your business
  • Limited liability partnerships
  • Names, trademarks, patents and other registrations
  • Premises and location
  • Raising finance
  • Should you buy a franchise?
  • Which business structure?
  • Working from home
  • Writing a business plan
  • Your business vision