How to survive your first year in business

A guide to startup financial management in partnership with Virgin Startup

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Looking for that stability that all startups need? 'How to survive your first year in business' co-authored by Xero and Virgin Startup, is a free eBook that helps you grow your own business.

This guide was produced in partnership with Virgin Startup, the not-for-profit Virgin company for entrepreneurs that provides government-backed Start Up Loans and one-to-one business advice to entrepreneurs launching or growing a business in England or Scotland.

This guide is all about giving you that stable platform from which your business can succeed. Chapter by chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Create a business plan
  • Produce a budget
  • Register for VAT (and what plan to choose)
  • Start working with an accountant or bookkeeper, and when
  • How to pay your employees quickly and easily
  • Keep on top of cashflow
  • Become a successful business owner
  • How to apply for additional funding and mentorship