Business guides

Our guide to starting your business

Choosing an idea

Choosing the right idea can signal the success or failure of your business. A great place to start is by looking at your skills and interests.

Getting advice

Access a wealth of knowledge and experience available to help you set up in business. There are hundreds of business advice services, yet many people are still unaware of the wealth of knowledge and experience available to help them set up in business, much of it free. Business advisers help potential, new and established businesses. They can offer general advice based on their experience and knowledge of business matters, as well as focusing on specific areas of expertise such as finance or marketing.

Getting funding

Before you begin trading you may need finance, both to set the business up and cover initial running costs.

Is business for me?

Starting a business can be an exciting, but at the same time rather daunting, experience. Good planning and detailed research can remove some of the pressures and help you get your new venture up and running.

Switch your business account to us

Our switch service will move everything across from your old account to your new Isle of Man Bank account within 7 working days. All your direct debits and standing orders will be moved as part of the switch.

It’s completely free and is backed by an industry-wide guarantee.