Welcome to the Tiny Box Company Business Toolkit, created by our Tiny Clinic Team. Whether you've just started out and are looking for some resources to guide you, or are a bit further along the journey and looking to make some areas a little stronger, we've provided some tools to help.
Products and Pricing
Take a look at how we can help your business find out more about its products and how to price them
This document outlines the most common pricing strategies and explains the best uses for each one. Take a look and see if you could use this in your business.Download our Pricing guide here
Here you can learn strategies to support your products through each stage of their lifecycle. These strategies are best for businesses with a smallish number of key products. Download our Product Lifecycle guide here
This is a 4-week calendar for those setting up a new business. It covers the important things that you need to do in the first 4 weeks. Some of the items may extend beyond this time but this outline will get you started in a positive and purposeful way.
There are two tabs – one for sole traders and one for limited companies. The calendar includes essential actions such as marketing actions, registering for tax returns and financial and obligations. There are also useful links to guides on gov.uk to help you through some of the processes
The calendar puts these actions in order so you can tick them off as you go along.
A business plan is a must. Not just if you are looking for funding or investment but also to act as your strategy to keep you focused and on the right track. A business plan will help plan your days for you. When you know where you are going and how you intend to get there, then your business will run much more smoothly.
A business plan doesn’t have to be concrete from the outset. It’s a working document and it can be changed at any time.
You can compile this business plan just for your own benefit - or it can be used for investors to help them understand your goals. It should illustrate all of your goals, financial and otherwise, and how you intend to achieve those goals.
Micro and small entities are not legally required to produce a cash flow statement. However, your bank or investors may ask for one and the “Cashflow” tab on this spreadsheet will help with this. It’s also a handy way to keep on top of money in/out.
If you don’t need all the detail, you can use the slightly simpler “Finance In and Out” tab to record all financial transactions. It’s important that you keep a record.
You will be required to produce a Profit & Loss statement and the “Profit & Loss" tab is to help with this. However, this is a relatively complicated process. We would recommend that anyone without a solid understanding of finance hire an accountant for this.
Read this before you hire you first employee. This article takes the mystery out of the rules and regulations and helps you find information you need.
Here to help you get started
Social Media Content Planner
This is a social media calendar for 2023 and contains key dates for the year. You should plan all of your social media activity to save time and also to get a good view of the content you are sharing across the year. You will need a free Gmail account. You will be directed to make a copy of the document.
Book a free consultation with our Tiny Clinic team.
Not sure where to start on your business journey? Don't panic! We offer free consultations with our skilled team to discuss your needs and help you get started.Book in a consultation with our Tiny Clinic team, no need for previous packaging, branding or tech experience, we'll break it down for you to make the process as simple and easy as possible. We have customer services teams available as well as business, marketing and graphic designers on board to help with whatever your needs be. Whether you're a start-up, or been running for some time, we're here to support you towards your company goals.
You can even book in with our MD, Rachel Watkyn!