Planning a business

Assessing your readiness, choosing a business structure, market research and writing a business plan.


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Why consider entrepreneurship

The benefits of starting a business and being your own boss.

Developing your business idea

How to turn your idea into a profitable business model.

Writing a business plan

How to write a business plan, business plan templates and sample business plans.

Buying a business or starting your own

The benefits and challenges of buying an existing business versus starting one from scratch.

Types of business ownership

Determining whether incorporation, partnership or sole proprietorship is right for your business.

Choosing and setting up a location for your business

Selecting a retail or commercial space, working from home, renting and leasing.

Small business survival statistics

Research and statistics on small business survival, plus tips to avoid common pitfalls.

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