Tollers recognises that new businesses need easy access to free help that tells them exactly what they need to do to comply with the law, written in a language they can understand, and act on.
Overview of business start-up guides available (just click on the subject header to get the full fact sheet):
How will you trade?- You can trade on your own as a sole trader or in partnership with others, or through a vehicle such as a limited liability partnership or limited company. Your tax position, and your liabilities if things go wrong, can be very different in each case, so it's important to get it right.
How will you fund your start-up?- Can you afford to fund your business yourself, or will you need outside investment?
Will you employ people? - You can work alone, use agency workers or employ people - find out which is best for you and what the legal implications are.
Where will you work from?- Home working, leasing or buying premises, understand the pros and cons of your choice.
Will you own intellectual property? - Your business, product or brand name, designs you use, copyright in any creative work, database rights, trade secrets and confidential information, your domain names, your know-how (in, for example, a particular process), your inventions all give you intellectual property rights.
Your IT - The key to successfully investing in a system is to be clear about what you want it to achieve for your business, now and in the near future.
Trading - Whatever your business, you need to understand contracts and the regulations which cover the sale of your goods and services and purchases from your supplier. Every time you make a sale or a purchase, you enter into a contract.
Recruitment - Recruiting a new member of staff is a big step for those who own or manage a business – especially if it is the first time they have had to do it.