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Flexibility, financial rewards and independence are just three of the many benefits of starting your own business. Navigating the initial start-up journey can be challenging, so we’ve put together useful guides, resources and products to help you through the process – focusing on planning, setting up and the early running of your operation.
Starting a business is an exciting step for any entrepreneur, and one that requires careful consideration before launch. From writing a business plan to understanding your market, this section focuses on some areas you may find useful before putting your plan into action.
From the advantages of working for yourself to financial responsibilities, this guide shares key topics you may consider before making the move to self-employment.
So you’ve decided to set up a new business, but what next? These guides and articles will help you navigate the early launch phase by focusing on financing, building your website, taking payments online and being digital ready.
Limited companies need to open a business bank account for their new business but there are advantages for sole traders too who want to separate their personal and business finances.
Get free day-to-day UK banking for your first year when you stay in credit. Benefits include:
After your first year, it’s £7 per month. Apply for an account online. Sole traders can apply within minutes by downloading our app.
Once you’ve launched, your focus can switch to the day-to-day running of the business which will be vital to your success. In this section we look at cash flow, reducing business costs, customer relationships and protecting your business from fraud.
Cash flow management is an integral part of your daily operations. This easy-to-use guide helps you plan ahead to ensure your business is able to perform and grow.
Taking care of customers is the bedrock of any business. This guide looks at improving customer service, becoming indispensable and building loyalty.
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