How to start a business guide

If you're considering becoming your own boss and starting your own business our guide will help you get started.

This guide is also of value to those who already run or manage a business and are looking to expand activities, or relocate.

Each chapter has been written by a local entrepreneur.

The guide contains

  • first steps to set up a business
  • information on complying with regulations which the council is responsible for
  • specific advice on types of licences, food regulations and useful contacts
  • planning, raising finance and marketing
  • useful resources including local advisory organisations and a bank directory

Download the guide here

How to Start a Business Guide