8 steps to starting a company
Starting a small business is easy using our step-by-step guides. The 10 steps below will teach you how to start a business, taking you through each of the key stages of the start-up process – from evaluating your business idea and choosing a company name through to designing your business cards, developing a website and, finally, getting ready to launch.
Starting a company, there are things you need to do first to avoid crashing down soon.
You’ve got a business idea but what are the next steps? We have compiled a launchpad guide to help you put the foundations in place for business success.
How to start a business: What you need to know. We have answers the key questions you should ask before starting your own business
1. Choose the right business structure
Sole trader, partnership, limited company or LLP? We look at how to choose the right legal structure for your start-up
2. Is my business idea viable?
Put your business idea through its paces – and see if it still stands up
3. Choose the perfect name for your business
Choosing the right name for your firm is vital. Here’s how to pick out the best title…
4. Design your logo
To a certain extent, logo design depends on personal taste, the nature of your company and what it sells. However, there are some basic principles to creating an effective logo
5. Registering a domain name
We take you through the steps to claiming ownership of a domain name
6. What makes a good website?
What are the main principles to adhere to when creating your site?
7.Choose an accountant if need be
Tips from Startups on how to pick the number cruncher that’s right for your small business…
8. Promotions – setting your objectives
You need to know how you will promote your product and who you will target