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Case Studies Start Up UK

Case Studies Start Up UK

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Are you starting up a business, or thinking about doing so? If you’ve ever wished you could tap into what others learned about starting up, this book is for you. It brings together 21 of the best case studies on the Business Link website. Each one features a real business owner or manager, speaking in their own words, about how they made a success of the starting-up process.
Are you starting up a business, or thinking about doing so? If you’ve ever wished you could tap into what others learned about starting up, this book is for you. It brings together 21 of the best case studies on the Business Link website. Each one features a real business owner or manager, speaking in their own words, about how they made a success of the starting-up process.

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Case studies from businesslink.gov.uk
Heres how
my business
I started up
 
Business Link thanks the businessesfeatured in this book for their expertise,time and cooperation, as well as: theChartered Institute of Marketing,Companies House, Cranfield Schoolof Management, the Department ofTrade and Industry, the EnvironmentAgency, the Health and SafetyExecutive, HM Revenue & Customs,the Information Commissioner, theNational Computing Centre, the PatentOffice and UK Trade and Investment.Every reasonable effort has beenmade to ensure that the informationin this book is accurate, but noresponsibility can be accepted for anyerrors or omissions, or changes inthe circumstances of the businessesdescribed.Because of its general nature theinformation in this book cannot betaken as comprehensive and shouldnever be used as a substitute for legalor professional advice. We cannotguarantee that the information appliesto the individual circumstances ofyour business. You should considerseeking the advice of independentadvisers, and should always checkyour decisions against your normalbusiness methods and best practice inyour field of business. August 2005.Department of Trade and Industrywww.dti.gov.uk© Crown Copyright.DTI/PUB URN /05/1542
Starting up
4Here’s how I decided I wasready to start up my business
Paul Kruzycki
Ales By Mail
6Here’s how having an up-to-date business plan helped my business
Darren Jones
AKC Home Support services
8Here’s how I chose the namefor my business
Nick Jenkins
Moonpig
10Here’s how I set up a businesswhen I was 23
Marc Day
SwapGame.com Limited
12Here’s how I established aneffective record-keepingsystem
Michelle De Bruyne
AmHealthy
12Here’s how I control my stock
Andrea Jones
Systems (Telecoms) Limited
Finance and grants
16Here’s how I found a businessangel to invest in my business
Richard Palmer
d3o
18Here’s how I applied for a grant
Michael Sekulla
Pinocchio Toys
Taxes, returnsand pay roll
20Here’s how I chose theright legal structure for my business
John Kerr
Kerr Print and Stationery
22Here’s how I set up a payrollsystem for my business
Rebecca Alfandary
Active Designs
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re you starting up a business, or thinking about doing so? If you’ve ever wished you could tapinto what others learned about starting up, this book is for you. It brings together 21 of thebest case studies on the Business Link website. Each one features a real business owner ormanager, speaking in their own words, about how they made a success of the starting-up process.
SETTING UP A MANUALPAYROLL SYSTEM WASSOMETHING I’D WORRIEDABOUT AND PUT OFF
Rebecca Alfandry
NO ONE QUESTIONEDMY AGE BECAUSE ICAME ACROSS IN APROFESSIONAL MANNER
Marc Day
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Here’s how I startedmy business
24Here’s how the tax authoritieshelped me start my business
Rachel Jones
Great Circle CommunicationsLimited
Employing people
26Here’s how I recruiteddirectors with different andcomplementary skills
Denis Hodge
Strata Systems Ltd
28Here’s how I complied with theData Protection Act 1998
Susan Moore
STC Consortium Limited
Health, safety, premises
30Here’s how we decided rentingpremises was best for ourbusiness
Stewart White
White’s Cleaning Services
Exploit your ideas
32Here’s how I registered andused my patent
Heather Kitching
The Reuzip Partnership
IT and e-commerce
34Here’s how my first IT systemhelped me set up my business
Bill O’Brien
Vetatech
36Here’s how I chose andmanaged my IT supplier
Rebecca Cadman-Jones
KC Jones Conference & Events
Sales and marketing
38Here’s how I identified andreached the right sales targets
Gareth Edwards
GEM Merchandising
40Here’s how I got my great newproduct in front of customers
Sam Tate
Sprue Aegis plc
International trade
42Here’s how I made the decisionto export
Keith Tridgell
SFM Technology Ltd
Buy or sell a business
44Here’s how I selected andbought my franchise
Stephen Halpin
Boots Opticians
ARMED WITH A LISTOF CONTACTS, WE SPENTMONTHS PUTTING TOGETHERAN EXPORT PLAN
Keith Tridgell
OUR FIRST PRODUCTDEVELOPMENT DIRECTORWAS SOMEONE I’D WORKEDWITH PREVIOUSLY
Denis Hodge
I TALKED TO A BUSINESSLINK ADVISER WHO HELPEDUS SELECT THE HARDWARETHAT WE NEEDED
Rebecca Cadman-Jones
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