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For a successful business, you need a viable business idea, the skills to make it work and the funding. Discover whether your idea has what it takes.

Forming your business correctly is essential to ensure you are protected and you comply with the rules. Learn how to set up your business.

It is likely you will need funding to start your business unless you have your own money. Discover some of the main sources of start up funding.

Businesses and individuals must account for and pay various taxes. Understand your tax obligations and how to file, account and pay any taxes you owe.

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. We introduce the main rules and regulations you must comply with.

Learn why business planning is an essential exercise if your business is to start and grow successfully, attract funding or target new markets.

Marketing matters. It drives sales and helps promote your brand and products. Discover how to market your business and reach your target customers.

Some businesses need a high street location whilst others can be run from home. Understand the key factors from cost to location, size to security.

Your employees can your biggest asset. They can also be your biggest challenge. We explain how to recruitment and manage staff successfully.

It is likely your business could not function without some form of IT. Learn how to specify, buy, maintain and secure your business IT.

Few businesses manage the leap from start up to high-growth business. Learn what it takes to scale up and take your business to the next level.


BP Chemicals, KCom, & SIRIUS – Working Together to Benefit Hull & East Yorkshire

Based in Hedon since 1999, Sirius is a registered Enterprise Agency. Since its launch, Sirius has helped to establish hundreds of new jobs in over 3000 very diverse enterprises, and it continues to be dedicated to the creation of sustainable firms in our area.

Whether you are just considering an idea, ready to launch, or even considering expanding your existing business, the qualified Business Advisors at Sirius would love to give you whatever free support you need in order to help you to achieve success, whether that is planning, funding, or free encouragement and advice.

Telephone 01482.890146 or Email [email protected]

‘Sirius’ is the Registered Trading Name of Saltend Community Development Co Ltd No:3786722. Registered Office: 8 St Augustines Gate, Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire. HU12 8EX.

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