Small Business goes live with Start a New Business

Start a New Business offers a step-by-step guide for the 81% of Britons looking to start their own business, with live shows in London, Birmingham and Glasgow

Small Business has launched Start a New Business, a digital guide taking would-be entrepreneurs through every stage of setting up a business.

Start a New Business provides a step-by-step guide to launching a company, covering everything from having that crucial business idea to forming your company, creating a website and having back-end systems in place, from accountancy and bookkeeping through to hiring your first employee.

Other topics covered will include:

  • How to market research your business idea
  • Drawing up a business plan
  • Are you a sole trader or limited company?
  • How to choose a business bank account
  • Which online payments system is best for you?
  • Finding a business premises
  • Negotiating a commercial lease
  • Guides to digital marketing
  • Exporting for the first time

And the Start a New Business library will be added to with new how-to articles and best of guides over the coming months.

Plus Start a New Business will be going on the road, inviting would-be entrepreneurs to three live events in London (April 22), Birmingham (May 6) and Glasgow (tbc).

Each live event will feature a Q&A with a noted entrepreneur explaining their start-up journey, as well as case studies from other local companies and presentations.

Alan Barratt of Grenade nutrition bars, 2019 winner of National Great British Entrepreneur of the Year, will be interviewed on stage in Birmingham.

Start a New Business is sponsored by Cisco, GoDaddy, LegalZoom and the UK Domain by Nominet – all offering advice to company founders at the live events.

Tim Adler, editor of Small Business, said: “We know that four out of five of us are looking to start their own business, and that two thirds of us in employment want to make their ‘side hustle’ their full-time job this year. Often, they just don’t know where to start. Start a New Business will offer a soup-to-nuts guide to getting your new business off the ground.”

Jonathan Seymour, publishing director of Small Business, said: “This is just the beginning for Start a New Business. We want to grow SaNB to become the go-to digital resource for anyone who wants to be their own boss, with more resources and more live shows up and down the country.”