Is running a business really for you?

Running a successful business is not for everyone. Time, commitment, funding and skills are essential. Find out if you have what it takes.

Sarah Giblin, founder of RiutBags

Q&A: Can I start my own business?

Wondering if you can start a business? Sarah Giblin, founder of RiutBags, answers common start up questions from would-be entrepreneurs.

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Q&A: Family businesses

Fiona Graham of Family Business UK explains why it can pay to keep it in the family when starting and running a business.

Two people enter a business partnership

Q&A: Business partnerships

Some people prefer to retain full ownership of a business and call all the shots, but having a partner can provide a way to share responsibility.

Man using his laptop for part-time work while sitting down on the sofa

How to start a part-time business

Part-time businesses are booming. According to research, 20% of UK adults use their spare time to grow a new business or earn extra income.

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Smart ways to improve your work-life balance

One advantage of running your own business is that you can do things your way - but juggling demands is a key skill. Three entrepreneurs reveal their own approach to achieving a successful work-life balance.

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What it takes to succeed in business

Hilary Devey started out in a haulage firm. Founder of a multi-million pound business she became high-profile television small-business adviser.

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Essential guide to managing change

How to manage business change; understanding catalysts for change, driving change with your team and creating a culture of innovation.