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Design Grow Sell: A guide to starting and running a successful gardening business from your home by Sophie Davies

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CHAPTER 4. Forming a Company (Technicalities)

SO WITH QUALIFICATIONS and work experience under your belt, let’s look at the technicalities of setting up a company.

Company Set-up

Write a business plan

What is your basic idea? Where do you want to go? And what are the stepping stones to get there?

That’s what writing a business plan helps you to determine. The best business plans are ones that can be revisited (and, in time, extended) throughout the life of a business.

You can find plenty of examples of solid business plans on the internet (including high street bank websites). Mark Yabsley, who we meet later in this chapter, is something of an expert on this. His former job was as a Barclays small business manager. His business plan ...

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