Thinking of developing your own business?

Think Business Gateway

Whether you're just starting out, or you're looking to grow your business, we all need a little help from time to time. Particularly in today's tough economic climate.

Every year we help thousands of people either start or grow their own business, and we can do the same for you.

In today's challenging environment, it's vital that you understand who your customers are if you're going to successfully sell to them.

Starting up?

Running your own business is an adventure for which you'll need bags of self-belief. Have you really got what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur? Find out with a look at our Entrepreneurial Quality Check.

But confidence is just the start. There's a lot you'll need to know if you want to run your business effectively. Which is where we can really help. For example, did you know that you can save a lot of time and hassle by filing your tax returns online.

Wanting to grow?

If you're thinking about developing or growing your business we can help in a number of ways.

Smart businesses are thinking about finding ways to reduce costs. The Small Business Bonus Scheme can help here. It offers relief on rates for eligible businesses.

We can help you find many more ways to save money too, such as using energy more efficiently.

Saving is only half the story. You also need to develop your revenue streams. And that means you need to be adept at spotting and developing new ideas. That's where these tools can help.

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