Start up and Business Planning

Start up and Business Planning

Whether you've always wanted to start your own business or your circumstances require you to consider self-employment, we are here to help. The information on practical support available from these pages will help you on your journey.

Starting a business
Starting a business

Take the first steps into self-employment. We help aspiring business owners overcome the challenges they face on their journey to starting a business.

Get involved and talk to us:

Call our helpline on 03000 6 03000

Developing your idea
Developing your idea

You can move your business idea from concept to creation. We have hundreds of free factsheets to help you choose the right type of business.

For opportunities to build your confidence in starting a business additional help and guidance is available for:

CASE STUDIES

Start up support

"99% of those who attend our course would recommend to friends and family."

Finding Finance

Use our Finance Locator to find finance options for your business


Develop your business know-how

Browse our comprehensive and practical range of guides and fact sheets. They cover a range of different topics, including:

Develop your business know-how

If you want to enhance your skills and knowledge register with BOSS to access a range of business support courses, from business planning, finance, marketing, Human Resources, export to product development.

All BOSS courses are bilingual and interactive, and contain guides, downloads and quizzes to make learning interesting and fun.