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Business Ideas & Planning

This section covers business start up ideas and business planning. The expert advice articles will help you learn how to write an effective business plan to help secure funding and there are guides to step you through the launch of a successful business.

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

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How to start a dog walking business

For those who love pooches and want to set up a dog walking business, check out this guide to learn more about how to do it

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A small business guide to self employment

Being self-employed means, you are captain of your own ship. But there are key decisions to make before you quit full-time employment, unless you want your ship to run aground

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Best business ideas for 2024: Vehicle leasing host

Our cars spend 96% of their time sitting on a driveway, so being a vehicle leasing host could bring in plenty of passive income.

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Best business ideas for 2024: Third culture cuisine  

Anyone with even a passing interest in the UK’s culinary scene will know that most food trends rise and fall as fast as a soufflé. But third culture cuisine looks set to stay in 2024.

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Best business ideas for 2024: Holistic pet care 

From pet massage to supplements, holistic pet care offers a goldmine of opportunities for entrepreneurs with a fondness for furry friends...

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Best business ideas for 2024: AI consultant

An AI consultant can advise on what AI platforms and tools are out there, which is a service that's highly in-demand in 2024

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Best business ideas for 2024: Grow your own food

With sales in veg boxes increasing over the last four years, growing your own produce could be one way to reap a profit in 2024

Business Ideas & Planning

Best business ideas for 2024: AI consultant

An AI consultant can advise on what AI platforms and tools are out there, which is a service that's highly in-demand in 2024

Business Ideas & Planning

Best business ideas for 2024: Grow your own food

With sales in veg boxes increasing over the last four years, growing your own produce could be one way to reap a profit in 2024

Business Ideas & Planning

Best business ideas for 2024: How to make money with ChatGPT

How are workers, organisations, and entrepreneurs using ChatGPT today? And, more pertinently, how can you use it to make money in 2024? 

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Best business ideas for 2024: Private chef

Becoming a private chef is an especially good business idea if you live in a city and can easily reach clientele who have disposable income. Find out more now

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Best business ideas for 2024: Day nursery

Childcare is an ongoing, costly challenge for parents. A nursery business can be a lifeline and, can come in many forms, offering a wide range of business opportunities

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Best business ideas for 2024: Graphic designer

The graphic design industry has grown by 18 per cent in the last five years and demand for graphic designers has ‘swelled’ from advertising agencies

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.

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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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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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