7 Essential Steps to Start Your Own Business

Starting a business can be quite tricky. You need to focus on an array of things before you can take the plunge. Good news is that countries in the UK are known for their quick paperwork and a very business encouraging environment.

Here is a list of a few things that you need keep in mind while starting your own business.

#1-Do Your Research

This is the most important part of any business. If you have an idea, make sure that you validate the idea by researching adequately in the market. It’s a very good idea to talk to people who are already functioning in the market.

Talking to experienced entrepreneurs will help you understand the pitfalls of the path lying ahead. Countries in the UK such as England and Scotland are witnessing new age businesses, which are turning some heads. So, if your idea has potential, validate it by discussing it with your target customers.

#2-Register Your Idea

If you are planning to start a business, which involves intellectual property, make sure that you get it registered. It is also a good idea to register plans, trademarks, logos and any such things that you feel are important. Once your idea is registered, it is time for making changes.

#3-Complete the Changes in Your Business Plan

Your market research will tell you what is the change that is necessary in the business plan? Feel free to make any changes that you think is necessary. This is one of the fundamental rules of any business. You should be flexible enough to accommodate your plan. By the time your idea takes shape into a fully fledged business, your initial plan will change quite a bit.

#4-Get Cash

Setting up the business will require a lot of cash. Make sure that you have the initial investment ready. Be conservative in your spending. Take account of for every pound and ensure that you have enough cash reserved for emergencies. Accounts play a very important role in a start up; hence, ensure that you know the basics of accounting and data entry.

#5-Time to Find a Place

Countries in the UK can be expensive when it comes to commercial spaces. A good idea is to start small and grow big gradually. There is no point in going after a huge space in the hope that someday your business will become big.

While scaling up, you can always shift to a more spacious location. A lot of successful businesses have started in garages’ and backyards and they have been able to make it big, literally, Billion Dollars Big. If your idea has potential, office space doesn’t really matter. However, if you are planning to launch a service business, it is important that you get a good location to attract customers.

#6-Get the Necessary Paperwork Done

You will need to take permission from a lot of authorities if you are planning to start up an establishment. The way to start is to register your business. There are a lot of options in this. You can opt for proprietorship, private ltd or public limited. Certain other paperwork involve tax registration, service registration among others. The best way to go forward is to login to the website of the industry and commerce and get the required information.

#7-Get Funding

If your business is doing well, then it is time to look for investors. You can also approach the banks, but an investor will be of more help. He will not only finance your business, but also advice you on how to utilise the money better. It is a very good idea to approach companies that fund start ups.

Top 11 Unusual Restaurants in London

If you are looking for a different and unique dining place, then you need to try some of the unusual restaurants in London. They may not be very popular with everyone, but they promise an unforgettable dining experience. Here’s a brief look at 11 such places located in London.

#1-Rainforest Café

Want to get a forest like experience? Visit the Rainforest Café. The venue is brought to life by jaguars, elephants, gorillas and butterflies. The place has an indoor waterfall coupled with artificial thunderstorm. What’s more is that, you will find delicious American and international cuisine here. This is a perfect setting for birthday parties and family gathering.

#2-Archipelago

Located at Fitzrovia sidestreet, Archipelago has a reputation of its own. The diners are taken to an unchartered culinary safari. Signature meals include African crocodile, Kangaroo fillet and seared zebra. Not to mention the food tastes amazing.

#3-Dans Le Noir?

You will get to dine in complete darkness-not by choice though. The meal is served by visually challenged waiters. This place will sure as hell test your sense of taste and smell. This is one of the few restaurants in London which doesn’t reveal its menu, and will surprise you by what it can offer.

#4-Inamo St James

This Asian restaurant has an interactive ordering system. You can order your meal, choose your table cloth, and see the chef on camera among a number of innovative ideas that they have come up with. The quality of food is absolutely fantastic.

#5-Brunswick House Cafe

This is one of the few places where traditional Britain meets the cotemporary world. This cafe, bar and restaurant is famous for its furniture and interior decoration. What’s exciting is that, everything is up for sale! Like something? Simply pay and pick it up, and to forget the food is great too!

#6-Circus Restaurant

This Asian restaurant is one of its kinds. The bar however, is the main attraction. Glamorous cabarets, elegant menu, and stylish interiors will surely appeal to you. You will get to see some exciting circus performance as you dine. The whole experience is adventurous. The after dinner music and dance will make the experience a memorable one.

#7-Mari Vanna

Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, Mari Vanna is famous for its Russian cuisine. This place promises to wow you with a home-cooked meal coupled with a cosy ambience. Mari Vanna is famous for its salads, cakes and fresh herbs. The signature dishes are available throughout the day. With impeccable attention to detail, Mari Vanna will transport you to a Russian home. Its sister restaurants are located in Moscow and New York.

#8-Sarastro

Both tourists and eccentric Londoners throng this place for its opulent decor and mouth watering food. This charismatic restaurant is located in Drury lane. The predominant flavours are Mediterranean with a touch of Turkey. You will find live opera on Sunday and Monday evenings. Thursday special includes Swing and Motown presentations.

#9-Beach Blanket Babylon

BBB is a restaurant of the 90’s and is all set to complete 25 years of operation in 2015. Located at Notting Hill, BBB is famous for its bars and porn stars. The menu changes seasonally and so do the rates. BBB is ideal for an intimate dinner with your soul mate.

#10-Shaka Zulu

This restaurant is famous for its South African vibe and live music. Located in Stables market, Camden, Shaka Zulu cuts through the clutter for its superb African food and unusual interiors. A huge bronze statue at the entrance will welcome you with open hands. The rest of the night will be a thing to remember.

#11-Sketch

This restaurant is an exquisite piece of art. Started by Martin Creed, Sketch’s interior possesses 96 varieties of marbles from across the globe. Sketch is known for its French cuisine, along with some of the best wines in the country.

Restaurants in London

Have you ever been to London or you are just planning to spend some time there? Whatever the case is, you are bound to know that the place is not only nice. When it comes to foods, the place also offers a wide selection of these, which can be seen in restaurants in London. Of course, going to London involves the need for food. Luckily, you have a lot of foods to choose from. Just choose from these selections of restaurants and your meal is settled. Of course, your option does not include McDonalds or Subway. One good thing about these restaurants is that you get a chance to eat your foods leisurely in a place with good ambience. Just imagine yourself in that situation. It is what you will feel when eating in the following best restaurants in London.

  • Zaibatsu

Even in London, you will get the chance to enjoy the best Japanese food. That is made possible because of the presence of the Japanese restaurants in the place. If you are craving for such food, try out those offered at Zaibatsu. The place may be small, but you will forget about that aspect once you taste the dishes on the menu. The restaurant features a great menu paired with a nice ambience, which can be both enjoyed at a very nominal rate.

  • Ledbury Restaurant

You can try out the dishes offered at the restaurant while you are at Notting Hall. You can easily find it on Ledbury Road. From the owner itself, you will already be tempted to taste the foods you can have there. What you will taste in the restaurant is the delicious English cuisines. If you are interested to experience tasting the food here, do not forget to book early.

  • The Foyer at Claridge

Are you fond of sipping tea after dinner? This London restaurant is perfect for you. But, that is not the only thing you can enjoy here. If you want to spend dinner with your family, this may already be the right place. In here, you will be served with an elaborate dinner and experience the perfect service. You can also hold get-togethers or parties here.

Enjoying food at such restaurants is a simple luxury that every individual deserves to experience. With these restaurants in London, it is not only made possible. It will also be experienced in all perfection. 

What’s On

 

The Brickhouse is the only venue in Brick Lane offering live dinner cabaret every night. As the premier entertainment venue in East London, we showcase some of the most eclectic performances including circus, neo-burlesque, aerial, comedy and live music.

The Brickhouse offers 110 cover restaurant which starts seating for dining from 6.30pm onwards Wednesday – Saturday.

For less formal access to the entertainment and our garden terrace, simply buy standing tickets and have the option to order from our delicious new Bar Bites Menu!

Performances begin between 8.30pm and 9pm nightly and run for approximately 90 minutes with intervals, followed by guest DJs.

BUY / VIEW SHOW TICKETS – STANDING ONLY

- For our Cabaret Show information, visit Cabaret Programme.

- For our Venue Event information, visit Venue Programme.

Restaurant

Free Standing Entry Before 7.30pm Tuesday – Friday

BUY SHOW TICKETS – STANDING ONLY

 

Showgirl Superstar Amber Topaz brings you 'Sauce'

SAUCE

Showgirl Superstar Amber Topaz brings you ‘Sauce’…. A Theatrical extravaganza rebelling against a time of prohibition and oppression. Full of charming character interaction with high energy dance, acrobatics stunts executed with wit, charm and sexual tension. Innovative,naughty yet tasteful. From the Iconic ‘Jessica Rabbit’ to very cool ‘Mad Men’.

Tue 03 May 11 to Sat 14 May 2011 • More info

 

LADY BEAU PEEP AND THE LEAGUE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY

LADY BEAU PEEP AND THE LEAGUE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY

The internationally renowned burlesque chanteuse and compère Lady Beau Peep has enthralled audiences in the UK, St Tropez and Belgium and now embarks on a five week run at The Brickhouse.

Starts Tuesday 19 May 11 • More info

 

Shoreditch and Spitalfields are rapidly becoming one of the most popular areas to dine. Within easy reach of The City, they offer a surprise range of venues and Brick Lane is in the heart of these areas. The Brickhouse is generally viewed as the top restaurant in Brick Lane and has a growing reputation for its cuisine.

We offer great food at great prices and are now viewed as one of the best value places to eat in East London. Dining at The Brickhouse is a relaxed affair and you get to watch the entertainment as you eat.

Choose from our ever changing A la carte menu available Tuesday to Saturday or our great value set 4 course menu including entertainment for £35 Tuesday to Friday Only, on Saturday’s you can choose between our extensive A la carte selection giving you the option of a four course set menu including entertainment at £40 or for the more adventurous we also offer a special 6 course menu for £50 including entertainment available Tuesday to Saturday. Vegetarian options are also available. All of our menus make the most of fresh local produce.

 

“If you like something a little different, then The Brickhouse is the perfect restaurant choice, bringing a whole new concept to eating out and making for a truly interesting dining experience that you certainly won’t forget.”

Bestlondonrestaurants.co.uk

“A food, entertainment and themed party venue that is host to the trendy East London crowd.”

Evening Standard

“Combines out-of-hours dining with unrivalled entertainment”.

Time Out

“Cool venue offering a mix of entertainment, from burlesque to cabaret, and modern European cuisine. Best for being entertained while dining or drinking a cocktail while lounging on of the big VIP beds… Noel Gallagher is a regular here.”

Star Magazine

“Watch the show from the bar or from a dining table or lying on a white bed on the top floor, one of the coolest things about this unique venue. It’s quite affordable too!”

Attitude Magazine

“The Brickhouse, for those who haven’t ventured yet, has a bar and restaurant area, and there’s even a top floor packed with gigantic white beds from which guests can view the performances below. Recession? What recession?”

Canvas Magazine

“The new celeb hangout.”

Zoe Griffin.co.uk

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Events

The Brickhouse is the perfect place to host your event, be it experiential, corporate, social or ceremonial…

We have hosted every kind of occasion from record launch parties, conferences, after parties and wedding receptions to London Fashion Week shows and film & TV shoots.

Our Event team have years of experience in the industry and have produced events for a host of high profile clients including Sir David Attenborough, BAFTA and 50 Cent, as well as film premières and music launches.

From generating themes and concepts to event design, sourcing entertainment and management on the day you can be assured that nothing will be left to chance and your guests enjoy a memorable day or night for all the right reasons. From gourmet four course meals to delicious canapés and bowl food, your guests can enjoy a tantalizing array of sweet & savoury dishes, accompanied by delicious cocktails especially themed for your event – from passion fruit Martinis to strawberry and peach Bellini’s made by our top mixologists!

Being one of the most unique and versatile venues in London, in addition to a fully stocked bar and working restaurant we have a top of the range Audio Visual system ideal for any event – from corporate presentations to extravagant evening events.

Our Events Manager and her team will work closely with you to plan in meticulous detail ensuring every aspect of your event is a fabulous success!!!

Please call the Events Team on 07775 728 008 Or email: events@thebrickhouse.co.uk.
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