Getting Started

  • Developing Business Ideas:  If you're thinking of starting up a business, you'll first need to come up with a realistic idea that you can turn into a product or service.
  • Register your idea:  You might have already come up with an idea for a business you think there's a market for, or invented something you think people will want to buy. Find out how to register your idea to make sure nobody copies it without your permission.
  • Turn your idea into a business:  Research your market -identify potential customers. Talk to them and find out if your idea is meeting a real need.
  • Create a Business Plan:  This is critical to staying in business and managing your growth.
  • Develop and plan:  Test your product or service with real customers, make changes, and test it again. Keep doing this until you're sure there's a demand for it.
  • Find partners and suppliers:  Think about who you're going to work with to develop and sell your idea.
  • Set up your business:  Work out which legal structure is right for you, and whether you want to sell shares.
  • Get funding:  Explore different sources of business finance, from bank loans to government-backed schemes.