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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.

How to become a driving instructor

Do you want to become a driving instructor? Here we explain the need-to-knows such as what the tests entail and franchise vs independent

Business Ideas & Planning

Business Ideas & Planning

Should I go sole trader, partnership or limited company?

We explore different types of company formation – sole trader, partnership, limited liability partnership and limited company

Business Ideas & Planning

How to get more from your business plan

Is your business plan gathering dust in a draw somewhere? Here’s why it’s time to adopt a fresh approach that will inject new life into your enterprise

Business Ideas & Planning

Five successful small business ideas for 2021

James Birch of Colour Graphics shares the five most successful business ideas to launch in 2021, including businesses you can run from home

Business Ideas & Planning

Books for summer reading take a focus on the future

Some books for summer reading deal with making a business a success, selling that business and entering retirement and using the body's physical intelligence to live a stress free, happier life.

Business Ideas & Planning

Start-up valuation – an investor guide to valuing a start-up

Matthew Cushen, co-founder at Worth Capital, explains the ins and outs, the art and not the science behind a realistic start-up valuation.

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5 best ideas to start a small business post coronavirus

With many facing redundancy as businesses emerge from lockdown and those on furlough lose their jobs, here are five low-cost ideas for starting your own business post Covid-19

Business Ideas & Planning

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.

Business Ideas & Planning

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.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to become a retail business owner in 2020

In partnership with BusinessesForSale.com, here are the things that you need to do to become a retail business owner in 2020

Business Ideas & Planning

5 worst startup ideas and 7 ways to make sure your business gets funded

From a shop that sells individual shoes for people with one leg to a pitch for a crashless plane, Angel Investment Network (AIN) co-founder Mike Lebus has seen it all

Business Ideas & Planning

Example business plans

Where can I find an example of a business plan?

Business Ideas & Planning

4 tips to prepare for Brexit uncertainty – whatever happens

The threat of a hard Brexit has not gone away, it’s just been postponed. Manufacturer Victoria Brocklesby shares her tips for coping with the ongoing uncertainty

Business Ideas & Planning

Social enterprise Q&A – Commonwealth table tennis medallist Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson talks about setting up his table tennis centre, Corby Smash, and shares his tips for launching your own social enterprise

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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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How to grow your team

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, takes a look at some of the key issues that small businesses face as they scale up

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How to build your business

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, explains why you need to invest in your branding – even if you're a small business

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Embrace your unconventional superpowers

Brij Thankey, CEO of Precision FM, explains how taking focus away from the numbers and putting it on his team has benefited his business