Setting up your business
What’s your business idea?
5 best ideas to start a small business post coronavirus
Here are five of the best low-cost ideas to start your small business in our post coronavirus world.
Five low-cost business ideas for your consideration
Here, we look at five of the most useful low-cost business ideas you can consider in any country.
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.
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.
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?
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
Five good reasons why franchisees should develop a business plan
Here are five reasons why all franchisees should consider the franchise business plan as a crucial part of their franchising journey.
Writing a franchise business plan: 11 things you need to include
A business plan is essential when you’re starting a franchise. Here, we take a look at the essential information you need to include.
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.