Use our GUIDES and TEMPLATES to develop an actionable business plan, create an effective pitch deck, choose the right legal structure or raise funds for your startup.
Business plan template
Use our template to write a business plan to apply for a bank loan, private investment, government grant, etc. It´s easy to follow and designed for entrepreneurs who have never written a business plan before.
Business plan writing guide
This step by step guide will help you manage the business plan writing process efficiently. It explains what investors and banks look for in a business plan and what you should focus on in your business plan.
Financial projections template
Use this template to prepare financial projections for your business plan or pitch deck, or to calculate startup costs and create a financial plan for your business.
Financial statements guide
Even if you have an accountant who prepares your year end report, it´s important that you understand the main financial statements: profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow and statement of changes in equity.
Accounting software guide for startups and small businesses
In this guide we explain different types of accounting software. It includes comparison of accounting software solutions available to startups and small businesses, including sole traders.
Funding guide for first-time entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs-to-be are often not sure how to secure funding for their business idea. This guide provides an overview of funding options available to startups and small businesses.
How and when to approach investors?
We guide you, step by step, through the process of identifying and attracting the right investors for your startup, and advise the best time to approach them.
The most commonly used business structures in the UK
Should you set up your business as a sole trader, limited company or business partnership? It largely depends on your business goals and personal circumstances.
How to set up a sole trader business in the UK?
This step-by-step guide explains what you need to consider before you set up a sole trader business, what paperwork is involved and the major risk of this business structure.
How to set up a private limited company in the UK?
This step-by-step guide explains what you need to consider before you set up a private limited company, how much it costs and the main legal obligations.
How to set up a limited liability partnership in the UK?
In this guide you will find information about setting up a business partnership in the UK. It includes a brief overview of the partnership taxation.
How to develop a marketing strategy for your business?
You need a smart marketing strategy to attract customers. We guide you, step by step, through the process of developing a successful marketing strategy for your business.
How to conduct market research for your business?
This guide explains the main steps involved, where to look for market information, and how to analyse it and use it to make better decisions for your business.
Pitch deck template
The template will help you create a pitch deck in a format most investors are familiar with, and that makes it easy for them to see the potential of your business venture.
Pitch deck writing guide
The guide provides additional advice for creating an effective pitch deck for your startup, explaining slide by slide what information should be included or avoided.
Business models guide
How profitable a business will be often depends on their chosen business model. This guide introduces the most commonly used business models to help you develop one for your business.
Everything you need to build a website
In this guide you´ll learn about what you need to develop a website and how much it costs to own a website. It includes a basic comparison between two main types of websites.