Starting a business: the basics

What to do before you start your business

There are videos, e-learning tutorials and guides available on this site to help you before you start your new business. You will need to research and develop your basic business idea, and work out what you are going to call your business and what form it will take. You should also think carefully about the product or service that you want to sell, the audience you're selling to and what you have that makes you stand out from the crowd.

You must also think about how you are going to finance the start-up and what effect it will have on your personal finances while you wait for profits to show.

The following material will help you better understand what is required to start a business:

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