There are a range of useful guides on the internet offered by various organisation.
Below are some to get you started…
GOV.UK: West Midlands ERDF Business Support Guide
HMRC know that most Small & Medium Enterprises want to get things right but may need help to do so. They particularly want to help customers as they face key business life events, including starting in business, taking on an employee, registering for VAT, importing/ exporting and incorporation.
HMRC products include:
- E-learning packages for self- employed customers and employers. Starting your own business for the self-employed covers all aspects of starting and growing a business. Becoming an employer deals with taking on and paying employees. Thousands of businesses have already used these and found they’re a great way of learning.
- A range of webinars. These enable customers to attend a seminar at a time to suit them. We have both live and pre-recorded webinars covering a range of topics. Customer feedback tells us that these are a good way to get started.
- A selection of short videos on YouTube covering subjects such as Registering as Self-Employed, PAYE, Record Keeping and Construction Industry. These are a really useful way to get a quick overview on various subjects.
- Business help and education emails is a free service to provide customers with emails from HMRC that are tailored to their needs. They are designed to help customers understand what they need to do and how to get it right first time.
- Record keeping for mobile devices will enable customers to access apps to help make life a little easier for busy people on the go. A ready reckoner is also available to help customers budget for their first tax bill and our tax help fact sheets are a good source of straightforward guidance that customers can download from our website.
- @HMRCbusiness is a Twitter account designed to provide help to business. They tweet about their educational products, upcoming tax matters and online guidance. Followers can also ask them general queries via twitter, but please note that they cannot discuss any individual’s specific tax issues or personal circumstances.
A Marketing Guide for Small Businesses
SageAdvice for Start Up Businesses
We will be adding more resources to this page – if you have any suggestions to items that we should include, please get in touch and let us know!