Business Start-Up

Business Start Up

There is a lot to think about when you are starting your own business and it can all feel quite overwhelming.  However, there is support and information available to help you get started. 

What you need to do to start the journey depends on your type of business, whether you are going to employ people and if you need business premises.   

There are a number of key steps to think about before getting started.

  1. Write a business plan
  2. Choose a business structure
  3. Name the business
  4. Develop branding
  5. Find finance
  6. Get an accountant
  7. Set up premises - this may just be setting up an office at home
  8. Get any equipment that you need - this could simply be a mobile phone and a laptop
  9. Understand business laws and regulations for your business
  10. Think about how you are going to market your product/service

For businesses that are less than two years old, the West Cheshire Start-up club, delivered by West Cheshire & North Wales Chamber supported by Cheshire West and Chester Council, takes place every month. The Club acts as a support group for member and non-member businesses based in West Cheshire.

The Gov.uk has lots of helpful information for anyone starting up their own business.

The Cheshire & Warrington Growth Hub provides access to impartial support and advice for people starting, running and growing businesses.

Self-employment Wellness Action Plan

Self-employment Wellness Action Plan

5 million people are self-employed in the UK, who is looking after their wellbeing at work?

Without you, your business doesn’t exist. If you’re not able to work, your business is not working. Taking time to invest in your own emotional wellbeing is not a luxury but an essential task to ensure your business can function. Being proactive and putting foundations in place on the good days, means you’ll be better supported on the bad days. Be kind to yourself.

Use the hints and tips in the Self-employment Wellness Action Plan to help manage your stress.

Business Tapas

For support, advice and guidance, visit our Business Tapas platform for bite-sized business knowledge all in one place!