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Starting a Business

Starting a business can be a scary prospect but don't be put off. There is a lot of local support wherever you live to help steer you through the initial stages and keep you on track.

Business LinkBusiness Link South West offers a business advice and support service.


The Prince's Initiative for Mature Enterprise - Supporting business creation by the over 50s

Shell Live WireShell Live Wire also provides excellent resources and links to a network of likeminded people as well as free guides on 'Writing your first business plan' and 'Market research for the first time'.

Becoming Your Own Boss

Inspire Business Plan Template Instructions.doc

Inspire Business_Plan_Template_.doc

Inspire BYOB 2015.pptx

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Profit_and_loss_forecast_v1.0.xls

Startup_costs_v1.0.xls