Choosing a business (type)

  • Goods or Service?
  • Skills Analysis/Audit
  • Legal Requirements
  • Compliance Issues

Deciding on a business structure

  • Incorporate
    • Limited
    • Limited by Guarantee
    • CIC
    • Partnership
    • Sole Trader
    • Social Enterprise
    • Charity
    • Co-operative

Choosing a Business Name

  • Passing off

Market Research

  • Customer identification
  • Where and how do they buy/
  • Price
  • Price sensitivity
  • Competitors
  • USP

 Marketing Plan

  • Pricing
  • Selling
  • Networking
  • Brand Awareness /Promotion
  • Routes to Market
  • Client groups/Segmentation


  • Website
  • Invoicing
  • Computer software/hardware
  • Social media



  • Use and suitability
  • Planning Permission
  • Rent
  • Business Rates
  • DDA Compliance
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Overheads


  • Tax, NI and VAT
  • Personal Survival Budgets
  • Trade Accounts
  • Start Up Capital
  • Sources of Finance
  • Cashflow Forecasting
  • Tax, NI & VAT
  • Bookkeeping
  • Personal Drawings/Salaries
  • Class ii and Class IV NI
  • Invoice Discounting
  • Accounts
  • Using an Accountant?


  • Policies
  • Health and safety
  • Pensions
  • Job descriptions


  • Legal Advice
  • Accountancy Advice
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Insurances
  • Procurement
  • Accreditations
  • Personal survival budgets


Please contact Simerjit Gakhal to find out how to get more advice.

01902 551997

(Wolverhampton City Council)


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Tosca Lahiri

Founder at Wicked Spider
Tosca Lahiri helps people become more successful by supporting them with the technical aspects of marketing their organisation online.

Tosca is the charismatic founder of Wicked Spider, a specialist web design consultancy, training and video marketing agency.

Tosca thrives in opening up the world of websites and technology so that those without a formal training in the field can enter and feel empowered.

Tosca has recently been nominated for an Excellence in Digital Enterprise Award. Tosca is passionate about helping businesses like yours to achieve their goals.
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