Design and printing specialist Helloprint has created a new infographic designed to help budding entrepreneurs set up their own businesses
Having helped thousands of businesses develop their brand identity and marketing materials, the digital design company has decided to give something back to the UK’s thriving business community, by developing a step-by-step guide to launching a new business venture.
There’s never been a better time to start a business, last year an estimated 581,000 businesses were created with that number expected to rise to over 600,000 this year.
So just how important are small businesses to the UK?
– In 2014, there were 5.2 million businesses in the UK, over 99% of which were small and medium enterprises.
– Small and medium enterprises employed 15.2 million people in the UK in 2014.
– The European Commission’s SME Performance Review estimates the Gross Value Added of European SME’s was €473 billion which equates to 49.8% of the UK economy.
… of Helloprint has commented on the thinking behind the infographic…
“We work alongside small business’s everyday, and having talked to hundreds of SME owners, it’s clear that there is a lack of information concerning the formative years of a company. We decided to fill that void to hopefully encourage more young entrepreneurs to go it alone!”
The checklist includes everything from finding a mentor to registering your business, as well as advice on what you need to consider before becoming operational and ways to promote your company before and after launch.
Provided by Hello Print