Are you a startup launching a new product or service you’re really passionate about?

Are you looking to make money online? Are you wanting more flexibility with the potential to work from home? Whatever your reasons for starting a business, we understand it can be both an exciting and nervous time.

Here at Business Solutions Centres, we specialise in offering startup support across the West Midlands

From registering your new company, writing a business plan and getting underway with sales & marketing to understanding tax, finance and funding available to your new business, the Business Solutions Centres (BSCs) are on hand to help you achieve your growth ambitions through a range of business support initiatives.

A dedicated team at the BSCs provide startup support including free, monthly seminars as well as a new monthly blog designed to answer those all important questions a budding entrepreneur might have.

Make 2017 the year your business idea comes to life

Upcoming startup events at your local Business Solutions Centres to help make your dream a reality

Looking to set up your new business but not sure where to start?

Check out our series of useful startup blogs designed to cover off all the main things you’ll need to think about before making the jump:

BLOG: 7 steps to starting your own business

Thinking about setting up a new business? Set up a new business but worried you’ve missed an all important step? If so, check out our first startup blog which talks you through the process of starting a business in 7 easy to follow steps!

  • Ask yourself – is it really right for me?
  • Shape your new business idea
  • Decide on a suitable legal status for your business
  • Register your business
  • Make a plan
  • Promote your business but don’t undersell yourself
  • Enjoy it

Make a business plan


BLOG: Sole Trader, Partnership or Private Limited company – which legal status is best for you and your business?

If you’ve finally taken the plunge to start working for yourself, you may feel overwhelmed by lots of ‘big’ decisions you suddenly need to make.  Choosing the right legal status for your business is one of, if not the most, important decision of all.

There are several types of legal business statuses in the UK. If you’re looking to set up a new business, the likelihood is you’ll be considering becoming a:  Sole Trader, Partnership or a Private Limited company.  Each type of business has pros and cons which can have implications on things like tax or how financially liable you are as an individual.

To help you to find the right legal status for your business read our startup blog.

choose your business type

BLOG: Should you base your startup business from home or find your own premises?

One of the biggest potential costs is premises which poses a big question – should you base your startup business from home or find your own?

Depending on the nature of your business it may be cost effective to run your business from home, at least in the short term.

If working from home isn’t a viable option from the off, make sure to do your research and look for cost-effective solutions before jumping head first into a costly contract.

If you simply need a desk away from home or the use of meeting room space in a professional environment, monthly use of a hot desk could be a good alternative. It is the perfect bridge between working from home and taking on more permanent premises if you’re currently sitting on the fence about what to do.

Here at Business Solutions Centres, we will debate your options in this month’s startup blog.