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Business planning


Setting up

It’s the preparation you do and the decisions you make, that will set you on the road to success.


A business plan is the building block that can help you reach your business goals.

Business finance and payments

Set up costs

Start with a clear idea of the costs involved, both to start the business, and to keep it running.

Sending invoices

If you’re ready to send out your first invoice, here’s where you start.

Hiring people

Planning to Hire

For that first hire and how to go about it, here are a few things that might help.

Hiring and onboarding

The hiring process and how to help your new hires settle into their job.

Things you should know

General advice: This information is general only and does not constitute any recommendation or advice. It is current at the time of publication, and is subject to change. It has been prepared without taking account of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this you should, before acting on the information, consider its appropriateness, having regard to these matters. Consider obtaining personalised advice from a professional financial adviser and your accountant before making any financial decisions in relation to the matters discussed in this document, including when considering the finance options for your business.