There are so many ways of starting up a business today – most small firms are based on a good idea or a hobby well executed from the back bedroom of the domestic residence. The usual route seems to be to get very into the subject, family and friends want to have copies, a version, you to do the service whatever, and then comes the crunch time. Deciding onwhether there’s enough basis on which to make it a proper business, with paying customers. That decision made, next comes the thoughts about whether finance is needed. When you do the hobby route, there isn’t always much outlay at the outset because you are just enjoying yourself and there’s no counting the cost when you just love that activity. When it comes to preparing orders for folk to buy, then it’s a whole new ball game. Taking advice from say, your bank’s business sector can be very helpful.