Free planning tools
Download a free business plan template from Microsoft.
Read example business plans on the Bplans website.
Get detailed information about how to write a business plan on the Start Up Donut website.
Free Business Plan template from People Plus
Cash Flow Forecast
A guide to writing business plans from COBRA (Available via Ask About Business, or access it online using a library ticket from one of our partners).
You will find lots of information to support your business plan through libraries, including industry-standard market research – see Business Resources
All limited companies in the UK, and overseas companies with a branch or place of business in the UK need to be registered with Companies House. The primary function of Companies House is to be the registrar of UK Limited companies.
Unlike sole traders, which are people, Limited companies are created as entities in their own right.