Guides for businesses

Get help setting up, managing and growing your business with our free guides

Guides to help you set up a business

Let’s get your business up and running
How to write a business plan (PDF, 96kb)
Sole traders, partnerships and limited companies (PDF, 114kb)
Let’s get your business up and running

Guides to managing your business

Managing your business finance

How to keep the books in order
VAT for business guide (PDF, 84kb)
Managing late payments and bad debts (PDF, 92kb)
How to keep the books in order

Sources for our business guides

Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation helps people start, run and grow their own businesses, its mission statement being to create a more entrepreneurial society in the UK.

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Business Debtline

Business Debtline is a charity that has been providing free, impartial and confidential debt advice to small businesses and the self-employed for over 20 years.

Visit Business Debtline