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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.

Goldman Sachs offering free programme to help small businesses succeed

Investment bank behemoth is offering a free programme for small businesses in the UK – here's how you apply.

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How to start a business in an unknown industry

Starting a business in an industry unknown to you? We explore how to make the transition and ask two other entrepreneurs for their advice.

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The risks and opportunities in international trading

In order to minimise risk and maximise opportunities brought about by international trade, these are the strategies that companies practice.

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The importance of emotion and connection in business storytelling

Storytellers in the business world can engage audiences deeply with the right balance of emotion and key facts.

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How to make the transition from freelancer to small business

Making the transition from freelancer to small business can be pretty daunting. In this piece, we look at how to prepare for the switch.

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Young entrepreneurs: overcoming key challenges in starting your business

Young entrepreneurs sometimes face issues in starting their businesses. We speak to Innovate UK's Ian Campbell about how to overcome them.

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The most important aspects of running a family business

In this piece, we look at the key ingredients required for a successful family business and give first hand advice on managing one successfully.

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How to create a succession planning strategy for your family business

Peter Jenner explains how owners of family businesses can create a robust succession planning strategy.

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How important is education for business owners and entrepreneurs?

Sometimes entrepreneurs consider further study in the hope it can prepare them for the future. Here's what you need to know when it comes to education for business owners.

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Going into business with a friend: tips for best practice

Two small business owners talk about their experiences of setting up a company with a friend and how to make it through tough times.

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Landlord tax relief changes: Why property owners should consider a limited company

As a landlord, you could see profits for both new and existing buy-to-let investors significantly decline. But if you're a limited company, this may not be the case. Here, Neil Lancaster explains why.

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The best business books to read when starting a company

Here, we have compiled a list of well-written and informative business books to read during the summer heatwave.

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Autonomous flying cars, small businesses and your workforce

Patrick Margetson-Rushmore, chief executive of Luxaviation UK, analyses current developments in the aerial urban mobility industry and wonders about the future impact on small businesses.

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Business traveller safety: Why Uber’s renewed licence is a win

A 15-month renewal of Uber's London license is good news for budget-conscious small businesses – but ensuring traveller safety is also key, says Dafydd Llewellyn.

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Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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What is public liability insurance, and does it cover Covid-19 claims?

Public liability insurance can cover your small business if a third party has an accident or injury. But does public liability insurance cover claims made against your business arising from Covid-19?

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Business insurance everything you need to know

Every small business may need to be insured at some level. But which policies are must-haves, and which are optional? Edward Murray guides you through the maze