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The Big Trip
Plan your next move in life with Shell LiveWIRE's 'The Big Trip'.
Focus on what you really want out of life and how you are going to do it, whether you want to get a career, travel around the world or start your own business. To start 'The Big Trip' please click on the link or image below;...
Why You Need a Business Plan
Unless businesses want to continually jump from one opportunity to another - like street traders who sell wrapping paper at Christmas, ice-creams in summer and lighters at other times - they need to have a direction and a framework.
The aim of this section is to help you think about...
Further Support for Business
Apart from Shell LiveWIRE, there are numerous organisations around the UK that can help you start up in business.
The British Library Business & IP Centre is an invaluable resource for anyone thinking of starting up a business. The Centre offers free resources, support and advice to...
Preparing a Budget
Once the financial objectives have been set, it is possible to prepare and agree a budget. A budget should relate the overall plan in figures. It is different from a forecast in the sense that the plan, and therefore the budget, sets minimum requirements, whereas a forecast is usually an...
Karma Active's Guide to Sales
Karma Active sells services to schools, this is arguably one of the
hardest areas to sell to as budgets often change and there are a
number of people you have to get through before you reach the decision
maker, which in our case is the head teacher. Some people have been well
trained in how...
If you are a sole trader then you are the sole owner of the business. Whilst the business can still employ other people, you do not share ownership or responsibility in any way. There is much less formal activity involved in establishing this type of business and it is probably the most common...
Limited Liability Company
Limited companies exist in their own right, which means that the company's finances are separate from the personal finances of their owners.
Shareholders may be individuals or other companies. They are not responsible for the company's debts unless they have given guarantees - for example, a...
To put your business on a proper footing with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and other authorities, you need to make sure that it has the right legal structure. It's worth thinking carefully about which structure best suits the way that you do business, as this will affect:
the tax and...
Contents of a Business Plan
A good business plan should include all of the following information:
The cover gives the reader an instant impression of the business so it needs to look professional. It should show the business name and logo, if you have one, and your name. A well laid out cover page will...
Preparing the Plan
A good business plan is a complete description of a business and its plans for the next one to three years. It explains what the business does (or will do if it’s for a new business); it suggests who will buy the product or service and why; and, it provides financial forecasts demonstrating...