Finding premises for your business doesn’t just mean getting office space – our advice also covers home businesses, because you need the right equipment and set-up for those just as much as if you were renting an office. We also provide health and safety advice, because you always need to be aware of the regulations of a workplace, whether or not you have employees.
Our advice on working from home tells you everything you need to know to start a home based business, including advice on insurance for working at home. It includes comment from home business expert and founder of Enterprise Nation Emma Jones, as well as our usual entrepreneur interviews and small business case studies.
The small business advice we offer on commercial property helps you with everything from renting an office for the first time to dealing with property agents and negotiating leases on industrial property and retail space. Hear from Nick Wheeler, founder of Charles Tyrwhitt, and Carsonied founder Ryan Carson on their experiences. Read our in-depth features on doing business in Edinburgh and Bath. And take a look at our small business case studies to find out what challenges people like you have overcome in the process of starting a business.
Have you carried out a risk assessment of your workplace yet? It might well be time to, and our section on health and safety for small businesses is here to help. Hear from James Hibbert of Dress 2 Kill on his H&S experiences, and find out your legal health and safety obligations as well as employer responsibilities.