Tech Tools and Tips To Make Starting Your Business Easier

With 2015 nearly drawing to a close, are you ready to take the plunge and go freelance in the New Year, or set up your own new startup?

Get business ready for the new year

Get business ready for the new year

We at City Virtual Hub would like to help you and so we are preparing a series of articles over the coming days to get you business-ready for the New Year. We’ll be exploring tech tools, such as website platforms, and basic business logistics, such as sole trading versus limited companies. The aim is to provide you with lots of options, ideas and advice to help you and your company.

Articles we’ll be covering include:

What platform should I use to build my website?

As the virtual face of your business, your website should both reflect your brand and provide easy access to your potential clients. To assist you in your search, we review and compare a wide range of platforms, from Wordpress to Weebly.

Do I set up as a sole trader or limited company?

Trading as an individual or operating as a company? Both have their perks and limitations. In this article we look at the two and see how they affect the structure of your company, finances and legal obligations. 

What tools can streamline my business?

There are hundreds of online tools that can help you organise your business from the outset. We evaluate some of the most effective, including Trello, Streak for Gmail and Revue. Each one has their own benefits, from CRM to assisting in newsletter generation.

Am I ready to go?

Our final article in the series looks at some of the problems new freelancers encounter. Whether it’s backing up data or finding a workable time frame with that international client, we look at some of these issues and the best ways to overcome them.

Anything else you’d like to know about starting your business? Feel free to tweet us @CityVirtualHub or leave your comments below.