Start up business ideas

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How to make your start-up stand out

If you can offer something different, at the right price, and with excellent customer service, your start-up can thrive. How to find your niche.

Set up a business

Financing a business

Tax and National Insurance

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VAT made simple for trade businesses

Understanding VAT can be a challenge for small businesses - and the rules are particularly complex for trades. Benjamin Dyer looks at the issues.

Business law

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Striking back

Whether transport strikes, or weather disruption, planning ahead can keep your business running when staff can’t get to work.

Business planning

Sales and marketing

Business premises

Employees

Business IT

Scale up your business

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Turning your start-up into a scale-up

The UK has a thriving enterprise economy. Now it needs to focus on turning start-ups into scale-ups, says Mark Brownridge of the EIS Association.