Get Started - Start-Up Tool Kit

Essential points to consider before you start

Researching your idea

HMRC - Becoming Self-employed

Business Planning Templates

Get Started Financial Workbook Guidance Notes

Get Started Financial Workbook

Marketing Materials Overview

Marketing Action Plan

Marketing Action Plan Template

Funding your start-up business

Experiences from those who have got started

Find the right business support

Business Property

Business Insurance


Get Started - Start-Up Tool Kit

Starting-up in business is a big decision, but it is a path that many have taken, and we have used our knowledge and experience to put together some really useful information to assist you.

From this page you can access a wide range of links, documents and templates, designed to inspire and inform you and to provide practical ways to help you get started. Click on the icons to download the documents.

But you don’t have to do it alone, our Get Started scheme can help Blackpool residents access the support needed to start up a business. To arrange a 121 meeting with an adviser please call us on 01253 477147 or email or find out more at Get Started