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How to kickstart your new business

What if you could focus on building your new business without worrying about admin, cash flow and complicated compliance? With Sage it’s simple. Get a single place to view, manage and control your finances with Sage Accounting and get clear advice that helps you kickstart your new business.

Everything you need to know to start your business

See our resources, tips and advice on starting a business. 

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Want to know how to write a business plan that works, find your first customer, be tax compliant, or how to start up with no money. Whatever you want to know, we will tackle it with a little help from a super line-up of small business stars.

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Your free business plan template and guide

Make sure your new business gets off to the best start by writing a business a plan. Use our simple template and guide to learn how to make a business plan and discover what to include – they’re both great tools for keeping track of operations, understanding your finances, and controlling cash flow so that you can boss business from day one.

Why new businesses succeed with Sage Accounting

Starting a new business but worried about having the time to track and manage your finances? Sage Accounting makes it easy to create and send invoices, stay compliant, and manage cash flow so that you have time to focus on what really matters – your success.

Automate time-consuming tasks

There’s a lot to get done when starting a new business so don’t let admin hold you back. Use accounting software to set up recurring invoices, instantly view reports on your finances, and connect your bank so customer payments can be reconciled automatically.

Keep track of your business with real-time insights

Get a clear, simple view of your finances with cash flow forecasts that help you easily understand the money going in and out of your business. And share information with accountants in real-time to get the job done faster.

Maximise profitability and cash flow

To get the best outcomes for your new business, you need to be in control of your finances. With Sage Accounting you can view how much money you’re making from products and services, and check stock levels so that you always have what you need, when you need it.
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  • Create and send invoices
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  • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
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  • Manage and submit CIS
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  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage purchase invoices
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    £30 + VAT/mo
    • Create and send invoices
    • Track what you're owed
    • Automatic bank reconciliation
    • Calculate and submit VAT
    • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
    • Supports unlimited users
    • Manage and submit CIS
    • Run advanced reports
    • Send quotes and estimates
    • Forecast cash flow
    • Manage purchase invoices
    • Snap receipts with AutoEntry, 3 months free(2)
    • Invoice in multiple currencies
    • Manage inventory

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