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Have you made sure that you have answers for the following questions? Thinking about these now will make your Business Plan easier to write.
Download a Business Plan Template
The best business plan template is the one from The Prince's Trust website, it is easy to follow and has all the sections you need to create a professional and convincing plan.
Join a Business Support Organisation
Make sure you get the support you need in setting up your own business. Once you've joined an organisation tick this box.
Build a Budget
You need to make sure that you have planned the finances of your company. For advice on how to write a budget visit the Money and Benefits Blade.
Get in touch with some Legal support
You want to make sure your business runs as smoothly as possible so make sure you get the appropriate legal advice when you are starting. Once you have contacted your lawyers or the Citizen's Advice Bureau then tick this box.
Track your Tax
Your business will have to pay tax, so contact HMRC to clarify and establish your tax situation. Once you've done this keep a record of it and tick this box to show it has been completed.
Register with Companies House
In order to establish your own company you will have to register your business with Companies House. (http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk/infoAndGuide/companyRegistration.shtml) Once you've registered tick this box to show you've completed this stage.
Promote your Business
Well done for getting this far! When you start up your company you will have to think about promoting your business. Tick the boxes when you've taken those steps in promoting your company.