Running your business

Support for business starters and owners

How can we help you?

Wherever you are with your business, whether you’re just starting out, in your first year of trading or beyond, our tips could help your business move forward.

Starting your business

I’ve got a great idea

Turn your business dreams into a reality.
  • Business planning
  • A business mindset
  • Online communities
  • Market research

I need help setting up

If you’ve already got a business plan.
  • Register your business
  • Business rates
  • Business bank account
  • Online accounting software

Is your business already running?

Day-to-day business support

From cash flow forecasting and management to taking online payments and employing staff, our articles, communities and products (like our business bank account) could help you with the everyday demands of running your business.

Planning and growth

Getting your business to where you want it takes work. We’ve got tips about scaling, preparing for investment and innovative growth ideas. Or try a free and confidential financial health check that’ll spot ways for your business to save and grow.

Be part of something bigger

We love it when people get together. We’ve got a range of tailored programmes for businesses looking to grow. There’s also welcoming and inclusive networks where you can feel supported on every step of your business journey.

Green initiatives for business

Adopting green practices is crucial in tackling climate change, and it could also help your business be more efficient and gain positive recognition from customers and investors.

Something else we can help you with?