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Starting a Small Business

Here are some ideas when you are thinking of starting a new business in the UK (although these business ideas will be able to run in any country in the world).

Business Start-up Help

When you are in the start-up phase for any business just ensure you have clarified your own thoughts and objectives into a business plan first. This will help you understand how much funding or finance you may require in the first 12 months or so (whether this is from a government grant or from the bank), help you develop your marketing to get the first batch of profitable customers and manage your long term cash flow.

So if you're ready to start a business have a look at some of these businesses you can set up yourself or perhaps your are buying a company or looking at purchasing a franchise.

Small Business Ideas

Here's information on some of the most popular businesses people are running.

Other businesses you can start up that are very popular are:

  • starting cleaning business
  • starting a recruitment business
  • starting a home business

Whatever business you decide to start-up it's best to get all the advice you can get hold of. Speak to friends and family, browse the many small business advice websites online and speak to your bank and local BusinessLink advisors. You want your business to be a success so research and plan your dream before you start.