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Six steps to starting a business in the UK as an immigrant

Date: 10 August 2022

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Where did all the entrepreneurs go?

Date: 4 August 2022

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Can you get car finance when starting up a business?

Date: 3 August 2022

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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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Top side hustles you can start today

In 2022, when most businesses are starting their business online, starting yours online too is an obvious choice. However, there are offline options too for generating an alternative stream of income.

Date: 13 July 2022 By:

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Seven ways to save money on tax when you're self employed

Sole traders make up 59% of the total UK business population but many have found they've had to cut back given the rising cost of living in the UK. With costs on the rise find out how you can save some money and reduce your tax bill when you're self-employed.

Date: 7 July 2022 By:

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How entrepreneurs can (legally) reduce their tax bill

We can't avoid paying tax, but it is possible to reduce the amount you have to pay. Discover how entrepreneurs can legally minimise their tax bill.

Date: 6 July 2022 By:

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Should small businesses adopt hybrid working?

Hybrid working became the norm for many during the pandemic. But should small businesses adopt it as a permanent solution? We look at the pros and cons of hybrid working.

Date: 5 July 2022 By:

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