Unless you are operating from your home, with no office and no staff, you will need to engage some professional services, and these all come with a cost attached. As soon as you are dealing with clients and or have an office, you may need advice, expertise and support from a range of people including:
IT support to establish an IT infrastructure, broadband, printers, networks, cloud apps
A telecoms provider for your landline and mobile phones.
Website developers, to build, maintain the site, and drive traffic to it. They may also offer digital marketing.
Marketing and advertising advisers. Depending on your market you may need to advertise in local, regional, or national print. Or online advertising may work for you.
Legal advice for company structure, leases, terms and conditions, contracts, employment law. etc
Accountants will also advise on company structure, complete statutory accounts and give tax advice.
Banks will provide banking facilities, possibly funding, credit and debit cards, perhaps payment collection facilities.
Pension provider. Again, this will vary but may be mandatory if you have any staff.
Insurer. To cover equipment, premises, perhaps professional indemnity, employer’s liability, perhaps income and business continuity, maybe key man insurance.
Other things you will need to budget for include, local authority taxes, Water rates, Purchase of hardware, Purchase of Software licenses etc. So depending on the type of company you are starting and the number of people involved, you may have to sit with all these professionals. If you are looking to start a business but don’t want the hassles of getting all this people you can contact these guys. They offer incubation and acceleration, which means you do not have to worry in the early days to get all the people listed above.