Tools

Templates, resources and guidance on
how to start to your business.

Here you will find all the tools needed to successfully navigate your way through your new venture. From visa implications for international students to the business plan itself, our Vita Student start-ups toolkit is at your disposal.

Templates

BUSINESS START-UP CHECKLIST

BUSINESS PLAN

CASH FLOW FORECAST

Tips & advice

“Don’t be so hard on yourself. Whatever idea you start off with, go with the flow. Have a plan, but be flexible. Don’t be afraid to fail. Just keep trying.”

– Rosemary Ikpeme, Creator of MYnd Map MY Journal

TEDx: Student need-to-knows before starting a business

Elon Musk: How to Start a Business

TEDx: The Power of an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Sponsorship & visa information

How can your university help?

International student? You can make a business case to your university to seek endorsement for a Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa and develop your business in the UK in conjunction with the university.

Remember! You must apply to switch to your Tier 1 visa BEFORE your Tier 4 visa expires.

Students generally have to wait until after graduation before they can apply for endorsement, but you can often register your interest with the university beforehand to set the wheels in motion.

For more information on endorsement and your Tier 1 visa application, check out our Vita Visa Tool in the Careers Hub.