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This section provides expert advice for a small business owner looking to start and run a successful business. Read about case studies and lessons learned from like-minded professionals.

Starting a business during changing times: danger and opportunity

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, explores the opportunities and dangers of starting a business now, during a pandemic

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How your start-up can access valuable advice beyond the day-to-day team

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, explores how your start-up can access valuable advice outside the day-to-day team

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6 helpful tips for fleshing out a high performing team

Founders can round out the gaps in their experience by ensuring they make the right hires, says Worth Capital co-founder Matthew Cushen

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How to start a new business if Covid makes you redundant

COVID-19 is expected to decimate the UK jobs market, with unemployment doubling to 7.5% by the end of 2020. How to set up on your own if you’ve been made redundant.

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5 reasons why setting up a business in a recession is a good idea

Thinking of starting your own business during a recession? 5 reasons why now could be a good time and 4 legal steps you should take

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7 investor personas: how start-ups can understand their motivations

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, explains how start-ups can understand the motivations of 7 different investor personas

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Top 10 tips for single parents who want to start their own business

Single parents start their new businesses with less money than most start-ups and they work longer hours. Joanna Morris shares 10 tips to make your single-mum (or dad) business a success

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How to start a freelance career in the UK – a beginner’s guide

Freelancing expert Dave Chaplin explains how to set your freelance rate, the importance of tailoring your CV and where to find your next project.

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Top 10 tips for single parents who want to start their own business

Single parents start their new businesses with less money than most start-ups and they work longer hours. Joanna Morris shares 10 tips to make your single-mum (or dad) business a success

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How to start a freelance career in the UK – a beginner’s guide

Freelancing expert Dave Chaplin explains how to set your freelance rate, the importance of tailoring your CV and where to find your next project.

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The GOAT (greatest of all time) guide on how to start a home business

Starting a new business from home needs lots of preparation, from setting up a limited company to health and safety and being compliant. Here is an easy guide on how to start a home business

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Does my small business require a licence?

Licences are one of the first things you should research when you're starting your small business. Here's what you need to know

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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?

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Small Business goes live with Start a New Business

Start a New Business offers a step-by-step guide for the 81% of Britons looking to start their own business, with live shows in London, Birmingham and Glasgow

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Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

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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.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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