Startup checklist

Venture into business - take the adventure. 

We'll take you through the following basic steps in turn. At each stage, use the links to find more information on a topic, or click on the buttons to get the relevant practical help or services you need.   Click here for a copy of the checklist, or use our Business Workbook.

lightbulb white png.png
  • What products or services will you sell, to what customers?  (Needs product design?)

  • Your story.  Why are doing this? What are your relevant experiences, skills etc.?

  • Vision for your business: values, ethos, goals.  What is your overall 'value proposition'?
va icons loudspeaker3.png
  • Create your brand (name, logo, slogan, style, colour, font etc. to represent values)

  • Identify behaviours to develop and protect reputation (good customer service).

  • Marketing plan.  (Offline and online - social medial, SEO etc.)

VA icons copyright1.png

copyright, etc.

va sales icon lined (002).png
  • Sales plan to convert leads (set up customer relationship management system).

  • Where will you sell? (Offline vs online; wholesale vs retail etc.)

  • Trading structure? (Sole trader vs limited liability company vs partnership.)

va icons world1.png
va icons computer1.png
  • Office space/premises

  • Services, equipment and supplies you need (IT, utilities, materials, stationery etc.)

  • Employees & other staff (contracts, payroll, pensions)

va money icon lined png (002).png
  • Funding (set-up, operational, growth)

  • Accounts & Tax (income, VAT etc. - appoint adviser)

  • Bank account(s) and payment

va icons legal1.png
va icon lightning lined (002).png
  • Identify key risks for your business

  • Think how you will address each risk, including a 'plan B' for worst case scenarios

  • Insurance (employer, public liability, professional indemnity etc.)

va icons plan1.png
va icons launch3.png

launch

Ready?  First, The Big Idea:

As seen in...

 © 2019 Venture Adventures Ltd. 

 

        

 

are trade marks of Venture Adventures Ltd. 

All rights reserved.

venture

adventures

 Venture Adventures Ltd is a company registered in England:

No. 10945199. 

 

Registered office: First Floor Telecom House, 125-135 Preston Road,

Brighton, England BN1 6AF 

VAT Registration No. 332 4155 33