Starting a new business

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2. Developing your business plan

A series of free guides covering a range of key business topics is available from the Start Up Loans Company. They’re packed full of practical tips, examples and ‘how-to’ information. Advice includes how to conduct market research, analysing strengths and weaknesses and optimising your website.

You can download a free cash flow forecast template or a business plan template on the Start Up Loans website to help you manage your finances. The Prince’s Trust also provide a free business plan template.