How To Start A Startup

Nov 16, 2018


Introduction

Here are some articles we’ve crafted over the years which take you step-by-step through the process of starting a startup and then maintaining it.

Beginner businessmen sometimes dive headfirst into starting a business without researching first, and thus they do not stand on the shoulders of those that have gone before them.


Should you start a startup at all?

Being an entrepreneur has a certain glamour but there are hard facts to take into consideration before you quit your day job.

– When NOT to start your own business.
– Employment vs. Entrepreneurship.


Personal attributes of a starter businessman

What qualities should you have?

– 7 things a businessman needs.


How to come up with a business idea

Come up with a worthwhile idea for your business before you commit time and money.

– How to come up with a business idea (6 part series.)


Get a postal address for your website

– Buy a mailing address for your website today.


What can you sell?

How to narrow down what you can offer the public.

– What you can sell to make some money.


Starting a business: 30 tips

Some simple ideas to get your business going without making basic mistakes.

– 30 tips on starting a business (3 part series.)


Limited Company – Pros and Cons

Should you set up a limited company, or not?

– Advantages & disadvantages of setting up a limited company.


How to create a business plan

Financiers will need to see one of these before they invest in your company.

– How to create a business plan.


How to get a business bank account

Your clients will often want to pay you direct to your business bank account. If you use a personal one, it can create accounting and image problems.

– How UK residents can get a business bank account.

– How non-residents can get a UK bank account.


Keeping proper accounts

How to keep track of your income an expenditure in a way that will please your accountant and HMRC.

– Small business accounting tips: an overview.


How to avoid going bankrupt

Sometimes businesses show warning signs that all is not well. Here’s what to do.

– How to avoid going bust.


Gone bust? No problem!

Dust yourself off and start again.

– So your business has failed, so what?


• Register a company today