Start with an idea
If you're thinking of starting a business, you first need to come up with a realistic idea you can turn into a product or service.
Some of the best business ideas have come from simply solving a problem or filling a gap that exists as a source of frustration. Lack of decent coffee in your area, or near your current office? Why not start a mobile coffee service? Current supplier offering poor service and/or high prices? Why not fill that gap and start your own business?
The possibilities are endless and the perks can be lifestyle improvements and more financial security, but can also mean an increase in hours worked, so being passionate about your ideas is extremely important.
All businesses need the right support to start out. You can find local support, including help with developing business ideas:
Protect your intellectual property
You might already have an idea for a business, or have invented something you think people will want to buy. Find out how to protect your intellectual property to make sure nobody copies it without your permission.