Setting up your business
What’s your business idea?
6 small business ideas for 2023
Here are six ideas to start your small business in our post coronavirus world of change and uncertainty.
Five business ideas that are bound to click
To help you make the right decision on what type of company to start, here are five business ideas to consider.
What emerging business ideas could boom in the future?
UK entrepreneurs are looking to take advantage of the next emerging business trends which could boom in the near future and beyond.
Escaping the nine to five: can I turn my passion into a business?
Mattel, Harley Davidson and Disney all started out as side hustles. How can you turn your passion project into a business and escape your day job?
Top five online businesses you can start today
Groundbreaking digital business ideas have found their beginnings in humble garages, dorm rooms, and home offices. Here are some ideas to consider implementing for an online businesses.
How to market research your business idea?
How market research can boost your marketing strategy
Here, we look at how businesses can use market research to make better business decisions that maintain their competitive edge.
Why market research is so important for a start-up business
We look at why market research is so important for start-ups and the different types of research you can do.
Fewer than 1 in 10 small businesses set up because they spot market gap
Only 3pc of SMEs go into business because they want to be ‘next big thing’, says business lender Iwoca
What’s your USP?
The importance of defining your unique selling point
Innovate UK runs down the top tips for finding and defining your unique selling point and boost your sales.
Decide on a business name
How to choose the perfect name for your business
In this piece, David Weiner explores the importance of finding the right name for your small business.
Getting and setting up a business domain name
In partnership with the UK Domain, we explore the process of getting and setting up a domain name for your business.
How to draw up a business plan
How to get more from your business plan
Jonathan Dowden, Product Marketing Manager at Sage, argues for a new approach to business plans, one in which bulky, static documents are eschewed in favour of practical information that changes as fast as the markets they describe.
Top tips for writing the perfect business plan
In this piece, we provide essential pointers on how to write the perfect business plan to help your company succeed.
Eight elements that need to be in your business plan
A business plan is vital for business creation. If you are struggling to write your business plan, we have eight handy tips to help you on your way.
Planuary: How to create a business plan in four weeks
In this piece, Tim Sawyer presents a four-week business plan to help your small business get started.
Are you a sole trader or a limited company?
What is a sole trader? A small business guide
Here, Emily Coltman, chief accountant at FreeAgent, investigates one very popular structure for new business owners: sole tradership.
Should you register as a sole trader or a limited company?
Mart Abramov, CEO of TaxScouts, shares the positives and negatives of being a sole trader or a limited company, so you can make the best choice for your growing business.
Registering your business: sole trader or limited company?
Here, we speak to four small business owners about the decisions they faced when registering their company and what influenced their choices.
How to register your company
Registering a company name – a Small Business guide
Your Small Business guide to registering a UK company name at Companies House.
Legally registering your small business in the UK
This article explores the steps needed to register your small business in the UK, some of the pitfalls to be avoided and entities that can help do the heavy lifting for you.