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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.

EU citizen

What are the requirements for a European citizen to start a small business in the UK?

Business Ideas & Planning

Business Ideas & Planning

Interview with Jennifer Irvine

Jennifer Irvine, founder of The Pure Package, talks about her business.

Business Ideas & Planning

Start a business for under £200

SmallBusiness.co.uk has a wealth of articles and guides to help you save money when starting out in business.

Business Ideas & Planning

Start-up survival: the early days

When I sold my venture capitalist firm in 2000 and I was asked what tips I had for start-up companies, my initial response was, ‘Just don’t do it!’

Business Ideas & Planning

Information memorandum

I have been asked for an 'information memorandum' but am struggling to understand how this differs from the business plan. Could you please advise?

Business Ideas & Planning

Starting your own hairdressing salon business – A guide

Hairdressing tops other professions for happiness levels and as an industry that attracts 340 million client visits a year, you can see why. So get chopping with our guide and start making waves as a salon owner.

Business Ideas & Planning

Rising Star: Jeff Brehaut

Jeff Brehaut set up his company Beach Volleyball in 2007 to build courts and run events. Now he’s hitting a turnover of more than half a million.

Business Ideas & Planning

Do you have what it takes to run your own business?

Here, SmallBusiness.co.uk speaks to owner-managers about the qualities that go towards making a successful entrepreneur.

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Wake up and smell the coffee

Ever since hit TV sitcom Friends reached our shores, lounging in coffee shops has become a national pastime – as seen by Costa’s plans to double its stores over the next five years. So here are some things to consider if you want to start your own coffee shop

Business Ideas & Planning

Should I change to a limited company

I am a sole trader in my eighth year in business and am considering going limited. What are the advantages?

Business Ideas & Planning

Starting an aquatic shop

I'm thinking about setting up an aquatic shop, but don't really know where to start? I need step by step type of advice, for what I should be looking into.

Business Ideas & Planning

What’s the first thing to do to start a business?

I am thinking of starting my own gardening business but know nothing about starting a business. I was wondering what is the first thing i need to do?

Business Ideas & Planning

Start a business in seven days

God supposedly built the world in seven days, so why not do the same with a business? Naturally, you would have to do some serious planning in advance and know your business idea inside and out

Business Ideas & Planning

Setting up a business abroad

How do I go about setting up a business abroad? I wish to use a bank outside the UK to hold the account: should I get legal representation here or there?

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Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

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PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

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Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

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The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves