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What is this Section?

What is this Section?

This section researches and assesses whether to proceed to start a business or not. The next sections “Planning” and “Finance” determines whether the venture can be planned/financed. If it's “all go” then Set Up becomes the start of the business.


How to Use?

How to Use?

To use this section for maximum benefit simply click onto the research area you want displayed. Once inside a particular section all remaining areas will show on the right side menu. Click onto the right side menu at any time to access the information you require.




1. Before Anything

1. Before Anything

Before you start anything read and check-off these points. Take your time and don’t move ahead until you have considered all areas ...


2. Before Proceeding

2. Before Proceeding

Don’t proceed until you’ve dome some important homework. You have to research every section of the starting and running process ...



3. Start Basics

3. Start Basics

It’s now time to start setting up the basic things required. Finalise and formalise your sole trader, partnership or company structure ...


4. Premises & Equipment

4. Premises & Equipment

Arrange to buy and install equipment and furniture as well computers and utilities. Buy all office bits and pieces and get ready to open for business



5. Systems & Staff

5. Systems & Staff

You must not start until you have developed and tested proper accounting and recordkeeping systems. Good records are essential for your success


6. Start the Business

6. Start the Business

Open your doors and let the world know you’re in business. Start your marketing and promoting so you can sell what you have to offer ...



7. Manage & Control

7. Manage & Control

Manage, Control and Grow. It’s now up to you to make things work. Get the business going and always keep your eye on how it’s going ...


8. Exit or Close

8. Exit or Close

Sometimes things don’t work out. It may be time to close up or sell up or merge up or pass up or liquidate your venture. Learn from it all ...