Government support for entrepreneurs

Creating a business plan

Download free business plan templates, read example business plans and find advice on how to write your plan.

Setting up a business

Find out what you need to do depending on your type of business, where you work and whether you take people on to help.

Working for yourself

If you start working for yourself, you’re classed as a sole trader. This means you’re self-employed - even if you haven’t yet told HM Revenue and Customs.

Running a business from home

You may need permission or separate insurance to run a home business, and you will need to check if you have to pay business rates.
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