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Small business toolkit

Starting a business can be both exciting and scary. Use our toolkit to make sure you’re as prepared as possible, and turn your idea into a successful small business.

Beginning your business

You’ve got an idea but are you ready to turn inspiration into a business? Our starting a business checklist will help you work out what you need to do to make sure your business starts on the right track. (PDF 164KB)

Planning your business

Every new business needs a detailed plan. A business plan not only sets out a road map for the future, it also sets benchmarks for success. Use our template to create a plan that’s right for your business. (PDF 1515KB)
We’ve also put together a guide to help you with your plan. (PDF 111KB)

Growing your business through exporting

Exporting can increase sales and provide a blueprint for long-term growth. Our infographic offers useful tips on how to go global(PDF 236KB) 

Tracking your costs

Use our interactive guides to help you work out the costs behind your small business, and find tips on what you can do to use your money more efficiently.

Break even

Use our break-even calculator to work out how much you need to sell to achieve your financial goals. This is great for new businesses, or companies bringing in new product lines. (PDF 244KB)


Managing cashflow can be challenging for a small business. Use our template to help you forecast your monthly or annual cashflow(PDF 1515kB)


Taking on employees can be a big financial commitment. Use our calculator to quickly estimate the cost of a new or existing employee(PDF 189KB)


Use our calculator to quickly get an idea of your business’s potential revenue, based on the percentage of customers who make a purchase. (PDF 197KB)