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Guide to starting a business

When you’re starting a business, taking care of the key start-up tasks properly, and in the right sequence, can help boost your chances of success and get your new enterprise off to a great start. To get started you’ll need a solid business plan. You’ll also need a business name and to register as a sole trader or a company. You’ll need to understand your costs and manage your cash flow and tax payments once you’ve started trading.

Starting a business can provide you with a more rewarding life, but requires careful planning in order to succeed.

To get started you’ll need a good business plan. You’ll also need a brand, a name and competitor knowledge. You’ll need to understand your costs before you get going, and manage your finances once you’ve started your business.

When you’re starting a business, taking care of these key start-up tasks properly, and in the right sequence, can help boost your chances of success and get your new venture off to a great start.

We’ve helped thousands of businesses get started and this guide is packed with all our best advice and practical tips including:

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