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Date: 1 May 2024


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Date: 10 April 2024


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What are the most popular side hustles?

Stats reveal that 31% of Brits already have a side hustle. We share the most popular types of side hustle for those considering joining the ranks.

Date: 9 May 2024 By:

A first-time entrepreneur and his mentor discuss working strategies

Start up mentor: why you need one and where to find one

As a start up business owner, you need to manage various aspects of the business. A mentor, with experience in your sector, can help you start and run your business and avoid unforeseen pitfalls.

Date: 1 March 2024 By:

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

In a world of fake news and misleading information, small businesses need reliable information that they can rely on. Backed by the government, Business Companion contains impartial free information.

Date: 29 January 2024 By:

A man is usning an app on his phone

Real-world problems that can be solved with a start up app

These days it seems there's an app for almost everything. We share some real-world examples of problems that can be solved with an app that might inspire the creation of your own small business app.

Date: 16 January 2024 By:

A craft jeweller creates bespoke pieces ssecure in the knowledge her side hustle is proper;y insured

Does your side hustle need insurance in 2024?

The number of people running a UK side hustle is booming. However, running a side hustle without the proper protection could be costly. Markel Direct explains why you might need insurance.

Date: 3 January 2024 By:

New business owners

A start up's guide to business formation

Limited company status affords you a degree of protection from your business' fortunes. Here's how to register your limited company.

Date: 13 December 2023 By:

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2023 in review: Side hustles, influencers and AI

The best advice for small businesses published on the Donut websites in 2023, including articles, guides, news, blogs and podcasts.

Date: 13 December 2023 By:

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How Millennials and Gen Z are redefining the business world

The entrepreneurial landscape is being transformed by the innovative approaches to business being adopted by millennials and Gen Z business founders.

Date: 21 September 2023 By:

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How my Amazon wholesale business made me a millionaire

How one man's business grew so rapidly that in less than eight years he was a multi-millionaire. Akan Yürekli tells us how he did it.

Date: 23 August 2023 By:

Business partners working towards their expansion plans

How to find a business partner

Running a business on your own is hard. But how do you find the right partner to share your vision and hard work when the initial idea is yours? Here's how to find the right business partner.

Date: 8 August 2023 By:

A sole trader sells his handmade bread at a farmers market ADVERTORIAL

Why should you convert from sole trader to limited company?

Most businesses start out as sole traders but those businesses are missing out on a number of key benefits and protections. Discover why you should consider converting to a limited company.

Date: 27 July 2023 By:

Cutting the ribbon to open a new business

What you need to know when starting your own business

Starting a new business will mean you need to get your head around a number of key issues. We look at the seven most important aspects you need to take into account.

Date: 19 July 2023 By:

A young African woman is working on her home-based online business from her kitchen table

Seven tips for starting a business when you work full time

Many people want to start their own business but are wary of taking the risk. To get around this, many continue working full time while the business gets off the ground. Find out how you can too.

Date: 23 August 2022 By:

Two employee owners celebrate another successful day's business

The pros and cons of an employee ownership scheme

Could employee ownership be the answer to your recruitment woes? We look at the pros and cons of employee ownership for start up businesses.

Date: 9 December 2021 By:

A female entrepreneur

Ten grant opportunities and sources of support for female entrepreneurs

Ten sources of grant funding, support, advice and networking opportunities for female-led business and entrepreneurs.

Date: 11 March 2021 By:

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