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What building blocks do you need for your business model?

Date: 6 July 2020


A guide to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

Date: 6 July 2020


A young woman discusses a finance application on the phone

How to start a career in finance

The global coronavirus pandemic has made some re-consider their career path. If you're thinking of a career in finance, this is what you need to know.

Date: 2 June 2020 By:

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Top ten new business ideas during COVID-19

Discover the top ten business ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: 29 May 2020 By:

Empty hairdressing salon ready to start trading

Opening up a salon after the coronavirus lockdown?

The salon and spa industry was booming. Could you capitalise on the COVID-19 lockdown by opening a hairdressing salon when restrictions are lifted?

Date: 21 April 2020 By:

An attractive female works at her desk designing and building a website

How to make money building WordPress websites

You can start your own side hustle designing and building WordPress websites with these simple steps.

Date: 30 March 2020 By:

A successful tech start-up in their busy office

Five things a tech start-up needs in 2020

If you are starting a tech company in 2020, what are the key elements you need to succeed?

Date: 26 March 2020 By:

A self-employed taxi driver stands by his car at a taxi rank, waiting for a passenger.

A guide to self assessment for taxi drivers

Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax provides a step-by-step guide to filing the self assessment tax return for self-employed taxi and Uber drivers.

Date: 20 February 2020 By:

A professional DJ uses a high-end set of turntables equipment in a nightclub.

Six steps to pursuing a career as a DJ

The road to becoming a professional DJ can be a long and challenging one - but the rewards are worth the work. How to set off in the right direction.

Date: 6 February 2020 By:

A tradesperson smiles whilst taking a phone booking for another job

Three golden rules to help you convert 90% of your leads

Three golden rules to help tradespeople convert more leads and win more business

Date: 23 January 2020 By:

A creative team at an agency collaborate on an SEO project for a client.

How to start up your own SEO agency

Despite SEO services being hotly in demand, many agencies start up only to fail. How to make a successful go of things - the steps to follow.

Date: 4 November 2019 By:

An entrepreneur delivers parcels from his van, running a thriving courier business.

How to start up and grow your own courier firm

With the rise in online shopping, logistics is a growth industry - and you could have a piece of the action. Building a successful delivery business.

Date: 2 October 2019 By:

Two UK business colleagues discuss their start-up venture and make calculations.

What effect will Brexit have on start-ups?

While some British businesses may feel their potential is being inhibited by Brexit, others may end up benefiting. Is now the right time to start up?

Date: 7 May 2019 By:

A mature female is working on a laptop at a desk in her home

How to make your work-from-home business look professional

There are millions of home-based businesses in the UK. Here are some tips for those businesses on appearing more professional and established.

Date: 25 April 2019 By:

Waiting room in a recruitment company with male and female job candidates waiting to be interviewed

Seven steps to starting a recruitment company

Seven steps to successfully starting and growing a recruitment company in the UK

Date: 9 April 2019 By:

A smiling farm owner takes care of his cows on the farm with a fellow worker.A smiling farm owner takes care of his cows on the farm with a fellow worker.

What to consider when buying a farm business

Are you thinking of starting a brand new life as a farm owner? How to ensure you make the right investment, and go in with realistic expectations.

Date: 4 April 2019 By:

Two male retail assistants serve a female customer in a delicatessen's shop

Six habits of successful retailers

Six tips successful retailers employ to start, run and grow their retail business, attract new customers and beat online and high street competitors.

Date: 28 March 2019 By:

A group of chefs are preparing food in a catering kitchen

Three things to consider when setting up a catering business

Starting a business can be a challenge. These three tips can help you start your catering business and the food cooking in your professional kitchen.

Date: 28 March 2019 By:

A small business owner relaxes at his laptop after sorting out his finances and hiring professional help

The three biggest mindset mistakes small business owners make

When running a business, there could be many reasons for not hitting your goals - but they all come down to the wrong mindset. How to take control.

Date: 25 March 2019 By:

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