Launch your businessGet your business off to the best start by learning how to attract funding, win customers and promote your products and services.
From attracting customers and building a brand to hiring staff and navigating the law, our learning and advice content can help your business get off to a great start:
- Marketing – discover how to attract customers and market on a shoestring, and learn essential modern marketing techniques
- Funding – learn how to overcome funding barriers, how equity investment works and how to price your products and services
- Skills – understand the skills that can help establish your new business, from legal requirements to overcoming typical challenges
Explore our expert advice guides, in-depth interviews with new business owners, and get access to our free online training courses in partnership with The Open University.
Boost your new business with our collection of expert guides and inspirational interviews to help your new venture succeed. Explore tips and advice on marketing techniques and marketing on a budget, overcoming funding barriers and developing the skills designed to help your business flourish.
What you should know about tax, insurance and the law
As you start your business, you might overlook issues around tax, insurance and the law. Learn why you must consider these carefully when launching your start-up.
Marketing on a
With limited funds, some traditional marketing might feel beyond you. Learn cost-effective tactics to reach customers and make your money go further.
Skills gap analysis – do you
know enough to launch?
Do you have what it takes to launch a start-up? Identify the gaps in your knowledge and experience and learn how to develop the skills you need for success.
Start Up Loans has partnered with the Open University to provide free, in-depth courses that cover a range of skills and know-how new business owners need. Learn how to run your business, marketing approaches and techniques, project management and the financial skills that can boost your business knowledge.
Entrepreneurship – from ideas to reality
Wondering how to make your idea a real, working venture? Discover more about setting up and running your own business.
First steps in innovation and entrepreneurship
A short introduction, clarifying some key themes and helping you to examine your own views around these topics.
Ready for the next step? Get free access to downloadable guides and templates designed to help you run your business. Explore our practical,
step-by-step guides on launching a business – from creating a marketing plan to tips on brilliant customer service.
How to win customers – 10 things you can do today
What can you do if you want to attract new customers but lack the budget to dedicate to marketing and promotion?
Find out here.
How to price your products and services
Pricing your products or services is challenging. How high or low? What do your competitors charge? Read our expert guide on how to set pricing for your start-up.
The 10 biggest start-up challenges
You’ll face many challenges when starting your own business. This guide outlines how to deal with some of the most common ones.