Starting a new business

We appreciate starting a new business has many pitfalls so we have put together some key information that should help you if you are providing products or a service to customers.

Surrey-i - information for your business:

  • Surrey-i - providing you with an insight into the residents, communities and local economy of Surrey to help inform your business planning and development.

Web pages on the website:

Finance and other advice

  • Self Employment advice on - If you want to become self-employed, find out about the free help and support available, and whether you qualify for the New Enterprise Allowance.
  • Startups - Build a Better Business - is an online resource for starting a business. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur ready to start a business for the first time or you are an established entrepreneur looking to do it a second time, have all the news and information you need to get your small business starting on the right foot.
  • Starting Your Own Business HMRC e-learning course - Will help answer questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses.
  • Becoming an Employer HMRC e-learning course - Will help answer questions about PAYE tax, National Insurance and running a payroll
  • The British Library has resources to help with starting a new business, including databases, publications and industry guides which will provide you with essential information, from competitor analysis to intellectual property basics.
  • TechRound is an online magazine that provides news and guides on start-ups, business and technology. The site includes a range of guides which cover a wide variety of topics surrounding running a business
  • SENSE directory of freelance nutritionists - to find help and an alternative to analysis for you to clarify nutritional information you need to display on food labels and menus

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