Health Check Your Business

Who is this Guide for?

This guide has been produced for people who have just started a business or who now have established small businesses, particularly those who are in the first few years of trading. It will also be useful to those who have been in business for some time, as it will help them assess their current position.

The guide describes how to get the most out of your business and remain in control. It will help you decide how much progress you have made since starting your business and gives general guidance on good practice. A key objective of the Guide is to help you survive the crucial early years and make your business grow to meet your ambitions and expectations.


1. Growing pains

2. Surviving start up

3. Business direction and strategy

4. Customers and markets

5. Money Matters

6. Managing your resources

7. Managing your business relationships

8. Where to next?