From idea to successful business,
without the uncertainty of what to do next

Plan, establish, and grow any UK business with our flexible
framework organised into clear, actionable steps.

  • Create a solid business plan and legally register your business
  • Unlock your self-employed mindset and prepare for success
  • Claim a free business review from a dedicated growth expert
  • Use built-in tools to save time & money

"Excellent guide to build your business"

Ricardo Andre
MyLife personal care

"A great tool to help you define the fundamental building blocks of your business in a fast, easy and intuitive way so that you can feel confident you are building a business in the right way that will grow and flourish with you."

Jenni Johnson
Intuitive Business Coach

Bite-Sized Steps

Just enough information without creating confusion

Clear Actions

Quickly complete important tasks to grow your business

Trackable Progress

Choose which steps to follow, then mark them as complete

Customisable PDFs

Easily create documents to showcase your ideas

Done-For-You Content

Built-in tools generate new ideas and write ads for you

Fully Adaptable

Start and grow any type of UK business at your own pace

Your business is unique. Startup Hive is the foundation.

Starting a business in the UK can be confusing. Startup Hive flattens the learning curve by giving you a clear step-by-step framework to follow.

Quickly see which steps are relevant to your business. Easily understand what to do, then mark tasks as complete to track your progress.

Use the built-in tools to generate PDFs that plan and showcase your ideas. Then, download and print them for future use.

Struggling for ideas? Our clever tools help you generate business names, mission statements, website and advert copy, and more.

Claim exclusive offers and discounts on products and services you need to help ease your cashflow.

Startup Hive is the foundation that gives your business direction, while still allowing you full control.

No information overload =
More time to focus on your business

Designed to be quick to digest and implement, Startup Hive boils complicated tasks down into easy to understand and follow steps.

2 minute videos give a quick overview of each step. Short text explanations provide more context with added diagrams and images.

When you’re ready to take action, there’s a clear recommended path to follow so you always know what to do next.

Need to know more? Each step is backed up with additional articles and explanations for those who like to understand steps in more detail.

"Startup Hive has been an invaluable resource during the early days of our business. The program is intuitive and well structured, with step-by-step guidance and other resources for each stage of the business lifecycle from start-up through to exit.

Plinth Projects Ltd

"The Startup Hive platform is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know and do to set up and establish your business. It will walk you through the entire process of setting up your business, step-by-step."

M. Jordan
Six35 Consulting Limited

Grow faster with proven, expert insights

Every member of Startup Hive gets exclusive access to our Busy Bee Insights, delivered every fortnight by email.

Each one focuses on a key area that will help you succeed as a business owner, from dealing with imposter syndrome, to knowing what to post on social media, and even what expenses you can claim.

The premise is simple, every email is quick to read and understand and is based on proven insights and personal experience to help you navigate your chosen business path.

Clearly organised into the 4 key stages of a business


Perfect your business idea then get clear guidance on how to put your plans into action, including forming your company.


Discover how to give your business an online presence, and prepare to start attracting your first customers.


Turn your business into a successful operation by learning how to find and convert your ideal prospects.



Put in place a clear plan for how you’ll exit the business and benefit from your successful growth.

Simple to understand pricing


  • Create A Business Plan
  • Get Business Funding
  • Register Your Business
  • Get Licences & Insurance
  • Plus More!
  • 1 PDF Document Generator
  • 5 Powerful Tools
  • Offers & Discounts
  • Fortnightly Busy Bee Insights
Join for FREE


  • Create A Logo
  • Build A Website
  • Setup Social Media
  • Create A Marketing Plan
  • Plus More!


  • Understand Paid Ads
  • Learn SEO
  • Start Advertising Offline
  • Spread Your Risk
  • Plus More!


  • Succession Planning
  • Knowing When To Exit
  • How To Value A Business
  • Finding Buyers
  • Plus More!


  • Everything in the FREE plan
  • Buzzly - AI Business Growth Coach
  • 14-day money-back guarantee
  • 2 more PDF document generators
  • No contract - cancel any time
  • 31 extra intelligent tools
  • Help & support
  • No price increases - EVER!
Join FREE - Upgrade Later

Price Lock Guarantee:

When the Exit phase goes live, our prices will increase. By joining today, we guarantee your monthly fee will NOT increase - you’ll always pay just £9 per month.

14-Day Money-Back Guarantee:

If you join our paid plan and are not 100% satisfied, we’ll refund the entire amount you’ve paid with no questions asked - guaranteed.


Is Startup Hive suitable for existing businesses?

Yes. Startup Hive takes you from planning right through to exiting your business. That means you can use it no matter where you’re at in your journey.

I’ve never ran a business before, is this for me?

Absolutely! We made Startup Hive for people who don’t want to be overloaded with information and jargon, so it’s perfect for beginners.

How much time do I need to follow this?

You can go at your own pace. Startup Hive is designed to be quick and easy to follow and can actually help free up more of your time to run your business!

Will Startup Hive work for my type of business?

Yes. We have designed Startup Hive to be detailed enough that you always know what to do, yet flexible enough to be applied to any type of business.

Is there anything to download?

Startup Hive can be accessed entirely online. The only things you might want to download are the PDF documents you create as part of the process.

How long can I access the free plan?

There are no time limits on our free plan and no obligation to upgrade to the paid plan. Simply use it for as long as you need to.

Does Startup Hive work on any device?

Yes. We’ve designed Startup Hive so that it can be used on desktops, tablets, and mobile devices so you always have it to hand.

If I choose a paid plan, am I locked into a contract?

Absolutely not. Our paid plan is charged monthly but you can cancel at any time and no further payments will be taken.

A message from our founder...

A message from our founder…

I’m Paul, the founder of Startup Hive and I know firsthand just how daunting running a business can be.

Over the past 14 years, I’ve started, grown and sold several successful businesses, though I’ve had my share of failures too.

I started my first business in 2009 but it felt like I spent the first year or so just learning how to run a business instead of actually working on growing it!

Sure, most of the information was available online, but finding it, making sense of it, and then applying what I learned just took up so much of my time.

Now, if you’ve operated a business before, you’ll know that time is a luxury you don’t really have as a business owner.

So, I created Startup Hive to help solve this problem.

By taking you through a clear, organised step-by-step process, you can quickly get all the most important foundations in place and focus on what you do best – making your business successful.

I’ve made the first phase completely free to access so you can bring your ideas to life, no matter what your financial situation. Though, of course, I hope you’ll find it useful enough to become a paying member in the future.

Thanks for giving us a try and good luck with your endeavours.

Paul Bryant.
Founder, Startup Hive