There are a lot of things you need to think about when you’re starting a business. The information below is divided into topics to help guide you through the process.
Taking the First Step
Business Planning Advice
Business Link Website
NB: Spend some time looking through all the other links on these pages – there are many other interesting pieces of advice about business planning.
Marketing and Sales
Do I Need a Licence for my Business?
- Check out the requirements for private hire drivers, public entertainment, door supervisors, venues wanting to sell alcohol, house-to-house collections and permits for fund raising on the Borough Council’s Licensing Pages.
- For food and animal related businesses, hairdressing and those that involve skin piercing check the requirements from the Environmental Health Team.
- Use the Business Link website licence and permit checklist to determine what you might require.