How should I go about starting up?



I’m in full-time employment but would like to get into exporting and start my own business. d. My biggest problem in a nutshell is how or where do I start?
Do I register a company with companies house first or write a business plan?

Trouble is I don’t know where to start. Any help would be appreciate

Kind regards



Hi Mohamed,

Doesn’t matter where you start but more that you do. One way or another, you will have to cover everything and you will probably find that you logically think through one thing to the next.

Just as an example, the question ‘where will I work from’ will lead to other questions such as ‘how much will it cost to work here instead of here’, ‘what hardware will I need to operate’, ‘where will I get the hardware from’ etc.

The cost to register a LTD company on Companies House just £15 I believe and process is pretty quick, but my advice would definitely be to get a plan together first.




I’m no stranger to writing up business plans so i guess I’d better start with that. Thanks a lot & appreciate you taking the time out to answer my question.

Kind regards,


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