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.

Step-by-step framework to grow ANY UK business

Mark steps as complete to track your progress

Create powerful PDFs (including business & marketing plans)

FREE bookkeeping software, bank account, domain name & more

Access the entire plan and establish phases – FREE forever

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Your business is unique. Startup Hive is the foundation.

Starting a business can be confusing and daunting. With so much to learn and so little time to do it, there’s no wonder so many people never achieve the dream of being their own boss.

But, with the right approach, anyone can succeed in running their own business. 

Startup Hive gives you an easy-to-follow, actionable framework that can quickly be adapted and applied to any type of business.

Think of it as your trusted virtual assistant that will provide the foundation upon which you can build your success.

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.

– Jenni Johnson, Intuitive Business Coach

Included for FREE:

Simply by joining Startup Hive as a free member you’ll get access to a host of freebies and discounts (subject to terms and availability) to help you start growing your business, whatever your budget. This includes:

Company Formation

Get your company up and running (just pay £9.99 towards the £50 Companies House registration fee).

Business Bank Account

Enjoy business banking with no monthly fees and full integration with most major accounting software.

Bookkeeping Software

Register for 100% free simplified bookkeeping software to easily keep your accounting records up-to-date.

Domain Name

Secure the best available website address for your business with a free .uk or domain name for the first year.

Email Platform

Start building a powerful email list with up to 1000 subscribers and 12,000 email sends every month for free.

Exclusive Discounts

Claim big discounts on products and services you need such as 10% off your accountancy fees & 50% off step-by-step SEO software.

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.

Grow faster with proven, expert insights

Every member of Startup Hive gets exclusive access to our Busy Bee Insights, delivered every fortnight by email for 12 months.

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.

A Message From Our Founder

Hi, I’m Paul, the founder of Startup Hive and I know first hand 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.

Yet, 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 plan and establish phases 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 member of our exclusive Lonely Middle Club in the future.

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

Paul Bryant

Founder, Startup Hive

The Startup Hive platform is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know and do to set up and establish your business.

– M. Jordan, Six35 Consulting Limited

The Startup Hive has been an invaluable resource during the early days of our business.

– Plinth Projects Ltd

Need More? Join The Lonely Middle Club

Starting a business is exciting. Succeeding is rewarding. The bit between is hard work, repetitive, and full of self-doubt.

We call this ‘The Lonely Middle’ and it’s tough… really tough.

That’s why we created The Lonely Middle Club, a place you can talk about your challenges and get support and advice from people who are going through similar experiences.

Our free plan gets your business started, The Lonely Middle Club gives you the support to reach your end goals faster.

The Lonely Middle Club

Simple to understand pricing

Plan & Establish


Everything you need to get your business going:

The Entire Plan & Establish Phases

24 Simple Steps To Follow

Trackable Progress

Busy Bee Insight Emails

Free Company Formation

Free Business Bank Account

Free Bookkeeping Software

Free Domain Name

Free Email Platform

Exclusive Discounts & Offers

Generate Downloadable PDF Business & Marketing Plans

The Lonely Middle Club

£5 / mo

Everything in Plan & Establish, plus a club to help you flourish:

The Entire Grow Phase

13 Further Steps To Follow

S.K.I System

Members-Only Facebook Group

Buzzly – The AI Business Coach

Marketing Masterclasses

Marketing Swipe File

114 AI Content Generation Tools

Business Book Club

Downloadable PDF eBooks, Worksheets & Journals (Free Bonus)

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

If you join The Lonely Middle Club and are not 100% satisfied in the first 30 days, we’ll refund the entire amount you’ve paid with no questions asked – guaranteed.

Members Price Lock Guarantee

We value our existing members. The price you pay today is the price you’ll always pay until you cancel. Existing members are immune from price increases – you’ll never get it cheaper than today!


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.

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

Yes. Startup Hive takes you from planning right through to establishing your business. You can also join The Lonely Middle Club to get help growing your business. That means you can use it no matter where you’re at in your journey.

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!

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.

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.

There are no time limits on our free plan and no obligation to upgrade to The Lonely Middle Club. Simply use it for as long as you need to.

While we cannot guarantee compatibility with all of the wide range of devices available, we’ve designed Startup Hive so that it can be used on most desktops, tablets, and mobile devices, so you always have it to hand.

Absolutely not. The Lonely Middle Club is charged monthly but you can cancel at any time and no further payments will be taken.

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