Lucy is the former editor of Startups.co.uk and has been writing and working in the small business and entrepreneur space for over 12 years. She’s now Head of Content at Stubben Edge, where she writes about everything from funding and insurance to branding and marketing. She’s passionate about supporting more people to start, run and grow their businesses.

Business Ideas & Planning

The best business ideas for 2024 

From going solo as a private chef or graphic designer to launching a nursery or your own food growing enterprise, we’ve got a range of ideas for everyone

Funding your small business

What are the best business bank accounts in the UK?

Make the right decision about your small business bank account, whether you're just starting out or you're more established

Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital: The closure of VAT online accounts

Making Tax Digital is now mandated by law, and sine the 1 November businesses can no longer be able to use their existing VAT online accounts.

Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.

Smart Energy GB

3 simple ways a smart meter could help your business 

Watch this easy to digest video explainer on the key benefits of installing a smart meter in your business

Smart Energy GB

Why your small business needs a smart meter

In this quickfire video, find out the key ways a smart meter could help your business – and how to get one

Business car leasing

How does business car leasing work?

Business car leasing is a convenient and affordable way for you and your employees to drive shiny new cars. Find out everything you need to know about how it works here.

Business car leasing

Business leases for electric cars – could you save your business money?

Electric vehicles have never been better or more affordable, and an electric car business lease could be a great option for you and your employees’ company cars

Business Technology

How Avast Business can support your small business

Find out more about how Avast Business can help protect your small business and why security needs to be seen as an enabler to help you expand, mobilise and digitise

Success stories

Meet the startup: Mike Radley, Nibble

Micro-influencers can significantly increase your restaurant or café’s presence, but more importantly influence the buying decision of customers. But how do you find the right ones?