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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.

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

Business Ideas & Planning

Opening a restaurant: The key ingredients to start-up success

In this piece, we discuss the most important steps to making your food business dream a reality.

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. 

Advice

Should you register as a sole trader or a limited company?

Mart Abramov, CEO of TaxScouts, shares the positives and negatives of being a sole trader or a limited company, so you can make the best choice for your growing business.

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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.

Business Ideas & Planning

The key considerations to make when embarking on an entrepreneurial adventure

Setting up a UK-based business is generally quick, cheap and easy. But whether you are a small business entrepreneur or a scalable start-up entrepreneur, the road ahead can be treacherous. Here, we set out what you need to know in the early stages.

Business Ideas & Planning

What emerging business ideas could boom in the future?

UK entrepreneurs are looking to take advantage of the next emerging business trends which could boom in the near future and beyond.

Business Ideas & Planning

Starting a subsidiary company

We already have an existing business, but have a new idea for an offshoot of the company. What are the advantages and disadvantages of setting up a new company or as a subsidiary of the existing company?

Business Ideas & Planning

How businesses can create a successful niche even in a mature market

Here, Dr Paul Langley and Professor Alison Rieple discuss how businesses can use disintermediation to come up with something new.

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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