How to use the Growth Centre
Whilst we have designed our Growth Centre to be as user-friendly as possible, we have included so many resources that it can be difficult to know where to start. We recommend the following approach:-
1. Read the "Start-up checklist" (Document GR1) in our INTEGRAL document suite. This lists many of the key issues that you will need to consider, directs you to more detailed analysis and cross-refers to the relevant sections of our template heads of terms and - where relevant - company constitutional documents.
2. Consider preparing heads of terms. If you are setting up in business with others, we suggest you document the key terms of your venture in a short set of heads of agreement. We have provided a suggested template at Document GR2 of our INTEGRAL document suite.
3. Choose a business structure: If you have not already done so, read the factsheet "Choosing a business structure" in our Start-Ups Clinic.
4. Setting up a company? If you have decided to form a private limited company, read our factsheet "Incorporating a Company", which also introduces our INTEGRAL template company constitutional documents. If you choose to adopt a different business structure, we are happy to provide a fee estimate for producing bespoke partnership or LLP members agreements.
For those who have registered to use our Growth Centre resources, and subject to demand, we plan to hold six-monthly free "Start-Up Boot Camps" at which a panel of our lawyers will answer questions on the legal issues faced by early stage businesses. If you would like us to notify you of any forthcoming Start-Up Boot Camps, please register your interest here.