Planning your business

Thinking about starting your own business? You're not alone; more than 500,000 businesses start every year in the UK. We'll help you get started with your business plan, avoid common pitfalls and boost your chances of success with expert advice & top tips.

  • Planning a business

    If you're thinking about a new business venture, starting your own business or buying an existing business, then you're in the right place. Our advice is designed to guide you through the process and help boost your chances of success.

    Business planningHow to write a business plan

    Drawing up a business plan is like creating your own recipe - you need to gather the ingredients together, set out your equipment, and create your plan. Read more

    Will KingWill King: My advice about starting a business

    Will King, King of Shaves, shares his remarkable start-up success story. So what advice does Will offer to start-ups? Read more

    Infographic: beat your busines fearsBeat your business fears (infographic)

    Running a small business can be a scary prospect. As our infographic shows, overcoming those fears could be your key to success. Read more


    Free guides for planning your business

    Guide to overcoming your business fearsDon't let fear stand in your way

    Starting a business and running a business both take courage, and having a positive mind-set is essential for success. In this guide, we share insights into how to overcome your fears so you can take the first steps to running your own business.
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  • Find out how Sage can help your business

    Our range of software can give you the confidence you need to focus on growing your business:

    Accounting softwarePayroll softwareCustomer relationship management softwareEnterprise resource planning softwarePayments software

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