Tools and advice from across government to save you time and help make your business a success
Here you’ll find tips, tools and visual guides to boost and test your knowledge and skills. Find out how to ID your assets, steer clear of risks, and use planning and stats to grow.
Use ONECheck to see if your company, domain name and trade mark are already in use — it only takes one search.
Get regular updates for small businesses from across government about new services, law changes and more.
Knowing how to do right by customers — and what to do if something goes wrong — is a key part of business.
Test yourself on the Consumer Guarantees Act, which covers products and services.
Don't let the name fool you. This template is useful any time you need a full and thorough business plan.
Customise it to suit — this could mean adding in extra sections, or cutting out ones that you don't need.
Use this tool if your business makes money by charging for someone's time — yours or an employee's.
It includes wages and overheads, and accounts for non-billable tasks like sales calls or staff meetings.
Tips, tools and visual guides to build and test your skills. These will help fine-tune your business — and make life easier and better for everyone.
Find out how to ID your assets, steer clear of risks, and use planning and stats to grow.
Tips and tools to help you hire staff with confidence, including visual guides, quizzes and a tool to build your own legally safe employment agreements.
Find out who to hire and when, how to interview and the costs of taking people on.