Business start-up advice

There are a number of organisations that offer a range of support for businesses who are starting up.

GOV.UK
GOV.UK offer start up information and advice on starting a business. Whether you're looking to set-up a business and write a business plan, or want to take the next step in employing staff for the first time, the GOV.UK website offers a host of useful information for small organisations. The website also provides information on tax, registering your business and detailed guidance on self-employment.

Thomson Local - Support UK Small Business
This is an external website by Thomson Local that offers information about a range of topics for anyone who is planning on starting up a small business.

HM Revenue
HM Revenue offers information about what you need to consider when starting up a business.

Startups
This website is the UK’s leading independent online resource for anyone starting and growing a business.

Shell LiveWIRE
The Shell LiveWIRE programme offers free online business advice and funding to young entrepreneurs in the UK.

Enterprise M3 Growth Hub
The EM3 Growth Hub provides an expert advice service and resource network for new and existing businesses, including signposting to a range of business services, information on starting and growing your business and access to a Business Support Helpline. 

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