The UK is experiencing a start-up boom. More than 770,000 people started their own business in 2020 – a huge increase on the more usual annual tally of 660,000.
Starting a business is cheaper, quicker and easier than ever. People of all ages, from all over the UK, from all manner of backgrounds are now starting their own business. They need reliable advice, so they can make good decisions and avoid expensive mistakes.
With need-to-know advice from small-business experts and tips from those who’ve started their own business, the Start Your Own Business podcast is essential listening if you’re starting your own business (or thinking about it). Set up your new business in the right way and get off to the best possible start.
About Chloe Thomas
We’re delighted to introduce Chloe Thomas as the host of the Start Your Own Business podcast. Chloe already hosts two highly successful podcasts – the multi-award winning eCommerce MasterPlan and the shiny new marketing podcast Keep Optimising. She has interviewed hundreds of guests across the two podcasts and is ideally placed to get your burning start-up questions answered by our expert guests.
As well as her podcasts, Chloe is also the author of five eCommerce books including the international best-seller 'eCommerce Marketing: How to Get Traffic that BUYS to Your Website'.
About our sponsor
Thanks to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) for sponsoring this first series of the Start Your Own Business podcast.
FSB help smaller businesses to achieve their ambitions. They are the leading voice of 5.8 million small businesses and self-employed people across the UK, working to promote and protect their interests.
Whether they're influencing key policy decisions in government, offering specialist advice on everything from HR to insurance, or running local networking events, the needs of small businesses come first.
FSB members benefit from a range of market-leading business services and support, including advice, financial expertise, and a powerful voice heard in governments across the UK. If you’re just starting out on your business journey, FSB can help you every step of the way at fsb.org.uk/start.
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