Starting your own business doesn’t have to be expensive. Given a little up front planning and research and, outside of the potential need to register the company, I’ve found that you can get the bare essentials in place with the change in your pocket.
Obviously, every business is different. You may need bricks and mortar, equipment, marketing, tools or storage space. You may not. But here are a few ideas on how you can get vital resources in place for no more than the change in your pocket.
- There is truth in the old adage that you get what you pay for, but when starting a business you may not have the funds or the inclination to shell out megabucks to pay for any form of business consultancy.
- Luckily, there is a wealth of information online to help you in setting up your business. Websites like gov.uk and startupbritain.org are a great place to start.
- Also, talk to friends or family who are self-employed or have started a business before. People love to talk about their experiences and it’s likely you’ll pick up some nuggets of information.
- Networking events in your area might also be worth attending.