After starting up – how to keep on top of business

We’ve finally reached the conclusion of our start-up guide. Hopefully we’ve answered most, if not all of your questions and provided you with a firm foundation on which to start up your business venture with confidence.

But of course, as the UK’s leading website for business start-ups, that’s not the end of the story. Far from it, in fact. Our growing reputation means that we are continually approached by outside experts in many fields with advice to share, so it’s always worth checking with us to see what’s new (

One thing you can always be sure of is that the information you will find here is bona fide and backed up by years of hands-on experience, be it from accountants, financial advisors, marketers, internet boffins, PR agents, or business set-up advisors from the Bytestart team itself.

The continuing theme we hope you’ve picked up on throughout this start-up guide is that if you keep your records up to date – be they action lists, customer and client databases or the dreaded tax and financial side – you’ll never go far wrong.

Equally, although it will be money you may reluctant to part with, never be afraid of consulting qualified professional experts. Oh, and no matter what your particular line of business, always shop around.

As with anything in life, a positive attitude is everything. We’ve been honest with you all the way along. Starting up on your own is no mean feat; there will be tears and long days ahead, but stick with it and there is no reason why you shouldn’t reap the benefits in the long-term.

Just make sure that before you do anything, you research your chosen market thoroughly to make sure your idea is viable in the first place. It will save you a lot of heartache later on.

And never stop learning. Running your own venture is a constant learning curve. You must stay dynamic if you are going to stay ahead of the competition. Keep up to date with what is going on in your chosen field and mix with as many different business people as you can.