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The United Kingdom is going through a bit of a tough time politically at the moment, what with the controversial introduction of Brexit  – which in turn pushed a few leading political figures out on their merry way. It could have you thinking that there is nothing there that is stable enough to encourage you to go over and invest or try your hand at working your ideas and creations or business over there, but you couldn’t be further from the truth. There is a lot of incentive to exploring new startups, and it’s time to move quick and get in there before it’s too late.

Think about what you’ve got …

There are a few requirements that you’ll need to adhere to before tripping out over to Great Britain. There are certain restrictions on money, your language skills and what you actually have to offer the economy in terms of a viable business before you can pack your bags. Make sure that you have a valid business plan to present and that you are 100% committed and convinced that it will work entirely before you are over there. If it is something that is succeeding where you are, then chances are that if you pick the right place to start it, there will be sufficient backing for you to be able to grow.

Think about what you need to do…

You will almost certainly need an entrepreneur visa before you enter the UK. This is for at least 3 months but can be extended to 2 years if you can prove what you need to do and how you need to do it to get to where you need to be. The time you are able to get can partially depend on whether you are coming over to invest in a business that currently exists within the UK and has registered already with HMRC (the government), or whether you will need to do this all yourself. You’ll need to get your accommodation sorted before you get there – this is something that probably could be put off if you were to stay with a friend or family member over there, but you will need a certified place of residence for correspondence with the authorities when you arrive. It sounds a little bit daunting, but it’s simple enough once you get it all done and sorted.

Think about what you’re leaving behind…

If you are branching out of your business to make it work in the UK, ensure that you have somewhere to go back to and aren’t using funds directly out of the company in the country that you’re leaving behind. If this is a first step forward and you aren’t leaving anything behind then you’ll need a pinch of serendipity and luck; although a good business plan should work in essence, and a strong grounding on what you want to achieve with your entrepreneurship, remember to keep both feet on the ground and not get swept up in something you can’t afford.