Start Up blog

Six essential tips for effective freelancing

Date: 10 July 2018

By: Janthana Kaenprakhamroy

Start-up funding - it could be you

Date: 28 June 2018

By: Rachael Matthews

Setting up your small business network

Date: 21 June 2018

By: Peter Carrington

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Developing an app for your start-up

Creating your own business app means you're only ever a tap away from your customers, and it can provide you with valuable data. Where to start.

Date: 18 June 2018   By: BingDigital

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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.

Date: 13 June 2018   By: Ben Dyer

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Five common backup mistakes start-ups make

'But Bob usually does that' - sound familiar? Avoid a data disaster - five things you might be getting wrong when you back up your business files.

Date: 11 June 2018   By: Rob Stevenson

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Top start-up tips from a Secret Millionaire

Passion is a great reason to start a business - but you need much more to make a success of it. Business guru Gill Fielding shares her expert advice.

Date: 1 June 2018   By: Gill Fielding

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Is wearing your heart on your sleeve appropriate at work?

Many leaders still hide their emotions at work. Ally Yates looks at the role of emotion in creating a positive, productive workplace environment.

Date: 24 May 2018   By: Ally Yates

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Choosing a fresh and memorable domain name

Your business domain name is a crucial part of your online branding. Here's how to choose the perfect domain, and the key rules to remember.

Date: 22 May 2018   By: Alexa Coleman

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Pick the right project management methodology for success

Choosing the right project management method is key to successful projects. We explore the different methods you could use to manage your projects.

Date: 17 May 2018   By: Amber Jones

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Five steps to true career satisfaction

Your career is very personal - one day, you'll want to look back and be happy with what you see. Make sure you're on the right path with these tips.

Date: 17 May 2018   By: Eveline Lonoce

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Secret Leaders: what famous entrepreneurs can teach us

No-one gets it right first time. This podcast series is packed with useful lessons from successful businesspeople - and some funny stories too.

Date: 10 May 2018   By: Heather Bateman

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Can laughter build resilience and reduce stress?

Running a business is stressful. But could laughter alleviate stress? Dan Murray, founder of the Secret Leaders podcast argues that it could.

Date: 8 May 2018   By: Dan Murray

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Three communication mistakes start-ups must never make

Although there's a lot to think about when you start a business, poor communication could sink you before you get off the ground. Pitfalls to avoid.

Date: 8 May 2018   By: Simon de Cintra

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The future for women in business

We're closing the gender gap - but there's a way to go before women have the same choices and opportunities in the workplace as men, say Fast Future.

Date: 1 May 2018   By: Fast Futures

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Make online payments secure for your customers

If you're starting up an ecommerce store, it's vital to get the payments process right. Anna Sainsbury describes the four security basics.

Date: 30 April 2018   By: Anna Sainsbury

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Public Liability Insurance - are you covered?

If your business causes accidental harm to a customer, public liability cover could save you from a whopping bill. What you need to know.

Date: 26 April 2018   By: Trade Direct Insurance

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How to truly disrupt traditional industries

Highlighting problems with 'the way things are done' is the best way for start-ups to stand out. Oliver Stainforth outlines the four steps to take.

Date: 19 April 2018   By: Oliver Stainforth

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Why SMEs shouldn't compete on price online

It might seem like engaging in a price war is the only way to get online sales. But this is absolutely not the right approach for many SMEs.

Date: 9 April 2018   By: Jake Anderson