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New Business Support

Starting a new business is a thrilling but daunting challenge. With business plans to complete, finance to secure and customers to woo. Many important but mundane tasks get put on the back burner, where they can come back to bite.

The EL Direct Get Started-up Pack is a one stop solution to a wide range of business start up issues including:

  • Employment Contracts and Staff Handbooks
  • Invoicing
  • Health and Safety

As well as providing you with the documents and resources you need to effectively manage your business you also get access to expert employment law and HR advice .

For more information call us now on 0114 241 7092 and speak to one of our consultants

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Starting a new business is a thrilling but daunting challenge.

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I don't have Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word, what should I do?

If you don't have Microsoft Office, or Microsoft Word installed on your PC or Mac, don't worry - you can still use our products. You can get a free alternative from Open Office.

Open Office Org is open-source developed alternative to Microsoft Office, developed by a large software company called Oracle. Open Source means the company who build the software, allow 100% use of it, 100% free.

Since Open Office is specifically developed to be exactly the same as Microsoft Office, with all the same programs in the suite (Eg: Word, Excel, Access and Power Point) - it will freely open any Microsoft Office file-format. Meaning, just because a document was written in Microsoft Word, doesn't mean it can't be opened in another program. Open Office will do that, and vise versa.

To download and install Open Office;

  1. Go to
  2. On the left hand side, click 'I want to download Open Office'. In the green box, click the main link which starts with 'Start downloading'
    • Windows Only:When the program has downloaded, click Install and wait for the program to install.
    • MAC OSX Only:When the program has downloaded, a notification box will pop up with an arrow from the Open Office Icon to the Applications Folder in Finder, drag the icon to the Applications folder to install the program.
  3. You are now ready to use Open Office, and the documents you have purchased from us.