Starting your new business

Finished planning your business and ready to make your next move? We'll help you get started with expert advice about starting up on your own, from raising funds and pitching for investment to understanding some of the legal issues you'll face.

  • Top tips for start-ups

    We all need a little help when we're starting out. Our tips cover the topics you need to know about when starting up a business on your own.

    How to get your local business found on GoogleGet your local business found on Google

    Stand out from the rest - give customers old and new all the information they need about your business. Read more

    Top tips for setting up a pop-up shopWhat a pop-up shop can do for your business

    A pop-up shop can be an inexpensive way to research your market and establish your business. Read more


    Free guides for start-ups

    Guide to starting your own businessOur guide to starting your own business

    Our guide is written for all those people who want to start their own. It's packed with tips and practical advice; everything you need to know, from deciding when to launch, to creating your brand and writing your business plan.

    Download your FREE guide now

  • How to raise finance for your businessHow to raise finance for your business

    Raising finance can often be a real challenge. Read advice from the experts on how to raise finance for your new business. Read more

    Infographic: Pitching for investmentPitching for investment

    Small businesses often find it hard to find funding. Our infographic offers advice on how to find investors and get the most from your pitches. Read more

    The benefits of non-executive directorsThe benefits of non-executive directors

    Is a non-executive director the best kept secret of a successful business? Read more

    Infographic: Starting your own businessStarting your own business infographic

    Our infographic shows that while small in name, small businesses are anything but in terms of their importance to the UK economy. Read more

    Startup story - Inksville Ltd

    Malk Elliott tells us about his inspiration for starting his t-shirt printing company, Inksville.

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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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Last updated: 01/05/2015