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Starting and Developing your Business
Starting a Business
A decision to start your own business is likely to be one of the most important you will ever make and can also seem like one of the most daunting. There are however, plenty of organisations, willing to provide help and support to anyone wishing to turn a good idea into a sound business. So maybe your passionate hobby really can become your full-time job!
|Enterprise First can provide advice for start-up businesses in Surrey.
Once you have decided on your business idea, you will then need to decide on what sort of business you want to run. You could start up on your own as a sole trader, go into partnership with someone else or maybe you will form a limited company.
More information about the differently types of business structure and the pros and cons of each is explained on the |Startups website.
Growing your Business
Surrey County Council together with a number of partner agencies provide advice on how to develop your business. So whether you're looking for information about finance, people, product development, sales, marketing or buying / selling a business, be sure to visit their website: |Surrey County Council - developing your business
|Information about national non-domestic rates. Use our online forms to inform us if you have moved premises or if you wish to make a business rate enquiry.
Business Continuity Management
Business continuity management is a process that helps manage the risks involved in the smooth running of an organisation or delivery of a service in both the private and public sector. Further information on business continuity management is available on our |business continuity webpage.
|Find out about protecting your business from flooding.
The Government has recently produced a |business continuity guide aimed at small and medium businesses.
Company Travel Plans
Having a company travel plan will enable you to make your operations more efficient, meet the travel needs of your staff and manage the impact of your business on the environment. |Find out more about company travel plans with Surrey County Council. |Further information on business travel, parking and accommodation.
Health & Safety at Work
Healthy at Work
Support your Staff with Childcare
Increasing amounts of legislation and changes in the attitude of the workforce have led to a greater need for flexible employment and benefit packages. |Surrey County Council outlines some of the childcare benefits available to employees.
|Grants are available for small and medium businesses (less than 250 employees) who wish to take on their first apprentice.