Looking for help to start or grow your business? We can provide the support you need.
Advice for new business start-ups including finances, business plans, premises and marketing.
There are many attractions of becoming self-employed and many levels of support available for you to start up your own business or become self-employed.
To succeed all businesses should have a well developed business plan. A good plan gives your business the focus it requires to give you the best chance of success.
Keeping accurate records of your financial transactions is a legal requirement for every business owner. There is a lot of help available to you including online self help from HM Revenue and Customs.
Developing a marketing strategy is vital for any business. Without one, your business won't be able to reach the right customers for its goods and services.
How you can find premises and what you should consider when looking for business premises in the East Riding
As a self-employed person, you will need to consider what money you need to live on as well as money to start up the business and keep it going.
When your business is ready to take on staff you should be aware of insurance, employment contracts, pay rates, pensions, health and safety and PAYE.
There are various other council services that could be of assistance when starting up your own business along with other local support organisations.
Case study examples on some of the businesses that the council's business investment services team has helped to start up and grow.