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Seven steps to impressing at a trade show

Date: 17 August 2022

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Does your business idea have good "economics"?

Date: 17 August 2022

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An engineer explains which equipment he wants the business to lease
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Leasing for start ups: the benefits

If your start up business needs access to equipment, you may not have the cash flow to acquire it straight away. Leasing could be the solution.

Date: 12 August 2022 By:

A businessman of African descent starts a UK business as an immigrant.
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Six steps to starting a business in the UK as an immigrant

If you want to start a business as an immigrant in the UK, there are some key considerations. Get your business off to a flying start by following these simple steps.

Date: 10 August 2022 By:

A woman is on the lookout for start ups
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Where did all the entrepreneurs go?

Careful evaluation of start up data reveals we're in the midst of a start up winter. Why is this and what can governments do to change this?

Date: 4 August 2022 By:

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Can you get car finance when starting up a business?

If your start up business needs a vehicle to operate, you might need car finance to purchase it. Here's a guide to car finance for small businesses.

Date: 3 August 2022 By:

A woman sorts out her wardrobe to make some extra cash
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Four ways to earn more money on the side

If you need to get your hands on some extra cash, there are some ways of doing so in your spare time. Want to learn more? Read this.

Date: 1 August 2022 By:

A women develops her fintech sart up idea
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How to set up a fintech company (and profit from the financial revolution)

The UK has always been renowned for its strength in the financial market. If you're looking to start a fintech business, this is the guide for you.

Date: 29 July 2022 By:

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Start up myths that could cause your business to fail

When starting a business you will find a load of advice and support but some of the information could be misleading. WE look at the common start up myths that could lead you astray.

Date: 22 July 2022 By:

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In-office vs remote working: which is better in 2022?

The COVID lockdowns made many businesses realise that remote working could be as productive as in-office working. So which is best for your business? We look at the pros and cons of each.

Date: 22 July 2022 By:

A delivery driver delivering Amazon parcels
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How to start dropshipping business

Can you start a business where you hold no stock and you're not responsible for delivery? Yes! Welcome to the world of dropshipping.

Date: 22 July 2022 By:

A young entrepreneur juggles her small business debts
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Tips for managing your debts as a start up

Most start up businesses accumulate debts when they start out. Your approach to managing these debts is crucial to your chances of survival. Read these tips for managing business debt.

Date: 21 July 2022 By:

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Accounting 101 for start ups

A lack of understanding of basic accounting can lead to financial problems and wasted time. This helpful guide introduces some basic steps to minimise accounting issues.

Date: 21 July 2022 By:

A delivery driver delivering Amazon parcels
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Get started selling with Amazon FBA - infographic

Businesses that sell via Amazon's fulfilment programme see great results - if they put in the work. This infographic walks you through the key steps.

Date: 19 July 2022 By:

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How to get a mortgage if you're self employed

Being your own boss can make obtaining a mortgage more difficult but not impossible. We share some simple steps that can increase your chances of approval.

Date: 18 July 2022 By:

Bootstrapping
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Why is bootstrapping your start up a bad idea?

Start up businesses need money to get off the ground unless you bootstrap your business. While bootstrapping can work for some businesses there are some downsides which we explore here.

Date: 14 July 2022 By:

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Why is bootstrapping your start up a bad idea?

Start up businesses need money to get off the ground unless you bootstrap your business. While bootstrapping can work for some businesses there are some downsides which we explore here.

Date: 14 July 2022 By:

An entrepreneur discovers he has made a big mistake
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Common mistakes high-growth start ups make

The failure rates of new start up businesses are sobering. 20% of new businesses fail within 12 months. We look at four of the common mistakes high-growth start ups make and how to avoid them.

Date: 14 July 2022 By:

An entrepreneur secures finance for her new business.
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Need funding for your start up: Top sources of finance

Whether you opt for a bank loan, use your savings, or seek funding from angel investors, each of these sources of finance has specific pros and cons. Let's look at them in more detail.

Date: 13 July 2022 By:

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