Registering as self-employed
Working for yourself, via GOV.UK
Overview of what you need to do when you start trading.
‘Choose a legal structure for your business’, via GOV.UK
Overview of the different business legal structures, and what administration is required when registering a business.
Register a business, file your company accounts and annual return with Companies House. Here you can also find guidance on starting, running and closing a company.
UK Government website overview of the different types of business you can register, as well as the relevant legislation for each.
The British Library website contains numerous guides which explore how to protect your ideas, as well as overviews of different types of intellectual property.
Official UK government body for IP. Their website provides a useful overview of the options available to anyone wishing to protect any kind of intellectual property, and various guides on trademarks, patents, and copyright.
IP Tutor – via Intellectual Property Office
Online training module which explores the basics of intellectual property
The Business Library in the Norwich City Centre provides advice on IP matters, as well as delivering related workshops.
A free patent search tool. It’s hosted by the European Patent Office, and searches patents from all over the world.
Legal Advice and Support
Collection of articles which explore certain aspects of business law to consider when starting up a business.
An overview of the legal advice available when setting up a business.
Official website of HM Revenues & Customs, the UK’s tax authority: including guides on how to file your Self Assessment tax returns if you are self-employed.
A collection of free, informative webinars and videos on various topics such as international trade, Self Assessment tax returns and employing new staff.