Business Planning for Start Ups

No matter what stage your business is at, planning is crucial.
From business plans for your new venture, to marketing strategies for established companies; we dive into the different aspects of planning you need to keep on top of.

Essential guide to starting a business

This guide gives you information on everything you need to start a business in the UK, as well as how to craft your business documents.

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How to write a business plan

A robust business plan is crucial to the success of your new business and a vital part of any funding applications you may make.

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Setting business aims and objectives

Setting goals, aims and objectives will help you to grow your business and measure its success.

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Essential guide to starting a business

This guide gives you information on everything you need to start a business in the UK, as well as how to craft your business documents.

Find out more

How to write a business plan

A robust business plan is crucial to the success of your new business and a vital part of any funding applications you may make.

Find out more

Setting business aims and objectives

Setting goals, aims and objectives will help you to grow your business and measure its success.

Find out more

A Matter of Life and Debt – Start Up Loans on the BBC

A new BBC series, A Matter of Life and Debt, takes a look at the lives of people and their businesses, which have been transformed through…

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How to write a business plan

A robust business plan is crucial to the success of your new business. A well-written business plan is important when you’re about to start a…

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5 Ways to Spend Your Start Up Loan

If you’re considering setting up your own business, one of the most important parts of your business plan is how you will fund what you want to do….

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20 business ideas for right now

There’s never been a better time to branch out and pursue the career you want, as your own boss. There are record numbers of small business entrants…

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Making the most of seasonal peaks

Every year we witness the hype surrounding Christmas, from the annual countdown, to the John Lewis advert, to Marks and Spencer’s mouthwatering food…

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Understanding the product development process

Transform your business or product idea into commercial reality with our guide to setting up a product development process. Product development…

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Setting up a small business – The complete guide

If you’re thinking of setting up a small business, it’s essential that you know exactly what’s involved. Our seven step guide covers everything you…

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How to buy or rent office furniture

Setting up an office for the first time can be costly, and choosing to either buy or rent office furniture can make a big difference to your bottom…

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How to choose the best business supplier

Finding the best business supplier for your start-up can be a challenge, but our guide to choosing the best supplier – from IT and equipment…

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How to price products as a business

Setting the price of your products or services is one of the toughest decisions a small business needs to make. Our handy guide will help you set…

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How to maximise your small office space

By making the most of your small office space, you can spend more time focused on running your business rather than struggling for space. Follow our…

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The Importance of Marketing for a Start Up Business

Marketing is like the heart of your business. For your business to survive, it needs marketing, and the stronger it is the healthier your business…

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What is a franchise?

Looking to start a franchise? Learn how buying and running a franchise can be the perfect way to become your own boss. A franchise is a business in…

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How to run a successful franchise

Become a top performing business franchise owner with our top tips for ensuring your franchise is a sure-fire success. Buying a franchise is a great…

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How to set up an online business

With minimal start up costs and a potential customer base of millions, setting up an online business has never been more popular. Find out what it…

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How to pitch your business idea

If you want to raise money for a start up business, you’ll need to know how to pitch your business idea so you can attract investors into funding…

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How to value your new business

Understanding the value of a business opportunity and your new business start-up is a useful exercise – especially when applying for funding and…

Read More

Market research techniques

Whether you are launching your business or are already trading, knowing your place within the market is essential for business development and…

Read More

How to evaluate a business idea

Ready to launch your new business? Get started with our ten-step guide on how to evaluate a business idea and discover if it will succeed. Turning a…

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How to choose the right franchise for you

Buying a franchise is an easy way to start running your own business, with a better chance of success than starting a business from scratch. Our…

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Top tips for securing your first premises

Securing a premises for your start up business can mean the difference between it launching or never opening. Have you seen the Start Up Loans TV…

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A Matter of Life and Debt – Start Up Loans on the BBC

A new BBC series, A Matter of Life and Debt, takes a look at the lives of people and their businesses, which have been transformed through…

Read More

How to write a business plan

A robust business plan is crucial to the success of your new business. A well-written business plan is important when you’re about to start a…

Read More

5 Ways to Spend Your Start Up Loan

If you’re considering setting up your own business, one of the most important parts of your business plan is how you will fund what you want to do….

Read More

20 business ideas for right now

There’s never been a better time to branch out and pursue the career you want, as your own boss. There are record numbers of small business entrants…

Read More

Making the most of seasonal peaks

Every year we witness the hype surrounding Christmas, from the annual countdown, to the John Lewis advert, to Marks and Spencer’s mouthwatering food…

Read More

Understanding the product development process

Transform your business or product idea into commercial reality with our guide to setting up a product development process. Product development…

Read More

Setting up a small business – The complete guide

If you’re thinking of setting up a small business, it’s essential that you know exactly what’s involved. Our seven step guide covers everything you…

Read More

How to buy or rent office furniture

Setting up an office for the first time can be costly, and choosing to either buy or rent office furniture can make a big difference to your bottom…

Read More

How to choose the best business supplier

Finding the best business supplier for your start-up can be a challenge, but our guide to choosing the best supplier – from IT and equipment…

Read More

How to price products as a business

Setting the price of your products or services is one of the toughest decisions a small business needs to make. Our handy guide will help you set…

Read More

How to maximise your small office space

By making the most of your small office space, you can spend more time focused on running your business rather than struggling for space. Follow our…

Read More

The Importance of Marketing for a Start Up Business

Marketing is like the heart of your business. For your business to survive, it needs marketing, and the stronger it is the healthier your business…

Read More

What is a franchise?

Looking to start a franchise? Learn how buying and running a franchise can be the perfect way to become your own boss. A franchise is a business in…

Read More

How to run a successful franchise

Become a top performing business franchise owner with our top tips for ensuring your franchise is a sure-fire success. Buying a franchise is a great…

Read More

How to set up an online business

With minimal start up costs and a potential customer base of millions, setting up an online business has never been more popular. Find out what it…

Read More

How to pitch your business idea

If you want to raise money for a start up business, you’ll need to know how to pitch your business idea so you can attract investors into funding…

Read More

How to value your new business

Understanding the value of a business opportunity and your new business start-up is a useful exercise – especially when applying for funding and…

Read More

Market research techniques

Whether you are launching your business or are already trading, knowing your place within the market is essential for business development and…

Read More

How to evaluate a business idea

Ready to launch your new business? Get started with our ten-step guide on how to evaluate a business idea and discover if it will succeed. Turning a…

Read More

How to choose the right franchise for you

Buying a franchise is an easy way to start running your own business, with a better chance of success than starting a business from scratch. Our…

Read More

Top tips for securing your first premises

Securing a premises for your start up business can mean the difference between it launching or never opening. Have you seen the Start Up Loans TV…

Read More

Avoiding the mistakes commonly made by start ups

James Caan on avoiding business mistakes Instead of blogging about common hurdles that start ups face, I thought that I would share some of the…

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