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The Beginners’ Guide to Starting a UK Business in 2013

February 4, 2013

LONDON, February 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

The UK is filled with aspiring entrepreneurs who want to make 2013 the year they start
their new business.

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However, the current economic climate can make this tricky, which is why Expert
Market, the popular B2B office equipment sourcing website, has launched The Beginners’
Guide to Starting a UK Business [http://startingabusiness.expertmarket.co.uk ], a free
interactive guide to promote and support start-up novices.

This guide is targeted at UK businesspersons looking for the right resources to get
things started. It gives entrepreneurs in theUK an honest and reliable step-by-step manual
to get their new business up and running, as well as listing many valuable tools for them
to refer to throughout the process.

According to Companies House [http://www.companieshouse.gov.uk ], 10 per cent more
businesses were founded in 2012 than 2011 and 2013 looks set to be better yet.

Why Start a Business in the UK?

A recent report compiled by the Startup Genome [http://www.startupgenome.com ] showed
London is the world’s seventh most influential start-up ecosystem due to a range of
support networks, the right capital for infrastructure and diverse talent.

How to Get Started With Your Business

Starting a business takes a lot of energy, hard work, planning and research. The
Beginners’ Guide to Starting a UK Business is written through the voice of an experienced
entrepreneur who encourages you to realistically assess if you have what it takes. Steps
include asking yourself the following before you begin:

        - Do I want to make this commitment?
        - Do I know what resources I need?
        - Have I identified my fixed costs?
        - Am I willing to be flexible?
        - Do I have a written business plan?

What Steps Should I Take to Start a Business?

It is hard for many people to figure out exactly where to start. The Beginners’ Guide
to Starting a Business tells you that “your biggest challenge is your own lack of

The guide is structured so it is clear where to begin. It takes you through each stage
of the process, from finding a business location, to hiring employees and making a sale.
There are also resources included in the guide such as articles, reports, videos, and
slideshows. Also included are web design, marketing and sales tools for beginners.

Examples of some of the topics covered include:

        - Researching Your Business Idea
        - Finding a Business Location
        - Sourcing Money for Funding
        - Building a Marketing Strategy

Recent Enterprises for Entrepreneurs

Those interested in starting their own business can find UK start- up initiatives

        - David Cameron announcing The International Festival of Business
          [http://www.liverpoolvision.co.uk/Business/the_international_festival_of_business_2014.aspx ]
        - Shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, calling for Small Business Saturday
          [http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jan/02/small-business-saturday-uk ]
        - A start-up loans scheme [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20892658 ] for
          young entrepreneurs
        - Pitching for Management Events [http://www.pitching4management.com ] across
          the UK

For more information contact: Amy Harris, Expert Market UK,
amy.harris@mvfglobal.com, +44(0)20-7428-7426, @expertmarket



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