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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.

Registering your business: sole trader or limited company? 

Here, we speak to four small business owners about the decisions they faced when registering their company and what influenced their choices.

Business Ideas & Planning

Business Ideas & Planning

How to define your company vision and use it to create success

Michael Hanby takes a look at how having a strong business vision has paid off for his health products company.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to turn your one man band business into a market leader

In this piece, we look at some of the most effective pathways to turning your one man band business into a market leader.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to create a new business model in a crowded market

In today's competitive business landscape, being able to innovate is a key attribute. Here, two business owners discuss how they implemented a new business model.

Business Ideas & Planning

Key factors to consider when launching your business

In this piece, Matt Jonns, CEO of ucreate, discusses his own start-up journey and what other would-be business owners can learn from it.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to write a marketing plan

This guide offers practical advice on developing and writing a marketing plan using plain English.

Business Ideas & Planning

Top five business ideas for students

In this article, we've put together five ideas that you can use while you’re still a student to start your own business.

Business Ideas & Planning

Top five online businesses you can start today

Groundbreaking digital business ideas have found their beginnings in humble garages, dorm rooms, and home offices. Here are some ideas to consider implementing for an online businesses.

Business Ideas & Planning

A small business guide to self employment

David Bird, founder of Online Mortgage Advisor, discusses the procedure to follow for those who decide to go it alone in business and want to know how to become self employed.

Business Ideas & Planning

Doing business abroad – what to be aware of

Here, we look at the steps to take when considering expansion into foreign markets.

Business Ideas & Planning

Five things to keep in mind before you start your freelancing career

Working as a freelancer offers many benefits over a traditional career, but you need to be prepared for the journey, as this piece demonstrates.

Business Ideas & Planning

Pre-revenue business profile: BIZL

In a new series looking at businesses with minimal sales histories, we speak to Josh Greenway of BIZL about the birth and development of his business finance comparison site. 

Business Ideas & Planning

How to start a small food production business and succeed

Follow these tips to ensure the success of your food production business.

Business Ideas & Planning

How the UK’s small business communities are succeeding

Here’s what we found out about the UK’s independent quarters and their thriving small business hubs.

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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

Masterclass Series

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

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5 tools to help monetise your content in 2022

We explore five online tools that you can use to help you monetise your content in 2022

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Tooling up for hybrid

Equipping your people with the best technologies for the hybrid workplace