You have a new business idea and want to progress this further but aren’t sure what steps should be taken. We can point you in the right direction of where to get help with essential research and turn your idea into a business. The Growth Hub can help you write your business plan, give guidance on what business structure you should adopt. Negotiate your way around the complexity of registering your business with HMRC and companies house and how to find an accountant. Find help with developing you sales and marketing Strategies. Help is available for developing your online business and social media platforms. The ultimate guide to basic business accounting from Sage Advice gives detailed advice on how to manage your money.The Enterprise Allowance can provide money and support to help you start your own business if you’re getting certain benefits. There is lots of helpful advice for recruiting and hiring staff. Discover how a business mentor can help you start your business. Find free legal advice for trading standards. We also have a mine of information in our Knowledge Centre. The new Government Business Forum provides extensive support for people who are starting out in business. Sage have the ultimate small business toolkit, which includes a business & cash flow forecast template. Sage also have a Six-Steps to starting a small business. If you are looking for funding for your business our Finance pages can help. NIBusinessInfo have advice for people who are looking to Start a Partime Business. HMRC have help and support for company directors. We also have advice for setting up a Social Enterprise company. We have a team of Start up Business Advisors who can help you start a business.
Use the Start up loan calculator to see what your repayments would be.
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Below you will find a selection of both Humber and national organisations that provide free support for start_ups. Click on “Browse all resources” to see the full list of support organisations.Browse All Resources
We understand that small and medium businesses can often face barriers when it comes to finance, but we are here to help you overcome those barriers and achieve your growth potential. From accessing grant funding, to getting to grips with basic accounts and forecasting, to developing financial strategies and accessing financial management information systems, Finance for Growth has got you and your business covered.
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