Start your business

Starting a small business is challenging, so it’s vital to be well prepared and comprehensively informed. We’re here to help.

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Know your market

You may have a great business idea but are you sure there’s a market for what you’re offering? It’s time to conduct some research and we can help.

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Go For It - Create your business plan

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How do you turn your great idea into a viable business?  Develop a business plan – it’s the road map to your business's future. 

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Finance your business

Once you’ve developed your business plan, you should have a clear understanding of the amount of money needed to start and run your business.  

Issues with your business?

Our personalised business health check will give you a clear picture of the relative strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and areas for improvement within your business

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Location

Your business type and needs will determine where you set up shop. But how do you scout out that perfect spot?

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Set up your business

Sole trader? Business partnership? Private or Public Limited Company?

Review your set up options and decide what’s best for you and your business.

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Local resources and support

And the good news is….you’re not alone. There’s a lot of expert help you can call on at AND to get your idea up and running.

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Training and development

Are you a recent business start up or a Go For It Programme beginner? Then kick-start your business journey with a range of training, workshops, mentoring and support services.