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Frequently asked Start Up questions

Visit the link below for a full list of frequently asked Start Up Loans questions and answers, or to post a question.

Start up guides

Starting and Developing a new business from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills

In 2011/12 over 450,000 people set up a company and became self-employed. This guide from the Department for Business Innovation and Skills covers finding finance, making the most of the support on offer and growing.
Click here to download 'Starting and Developing a new business'.

Start Up briefings from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

A collection of 28 four-page briefings from BHP Information Solutions focus on the key issues every Start Up needs to address. The briefings can be downloaded free of charge and cover a range of topics.
Visit Up/Start Up-briefings to view the ICAEW's Start Up briefings.

Start Up guides from British Gas

British Gas have created a series of guides, including information to help you:

  • Manage your finances
  • Raise your online presence
  • Prepare for a pop-up shop
  • Understand what it means to be a sole trader, a partnership or a limited company.

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Winning business and customers

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Accounting and tax

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Newable Start-Up Loans

Newable Business Loans Ltd t/a Newable is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 700160).
Newable Business Loans Ltd t/a Newable assess client applications and then refer these for the disbursement and collection of the Start-Up Loan to The Enterprise Fund Ltd t/a Business Finance Solutions (BFS) (FCA Interim Permission Number: 523077)
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