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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 start a furniture business

In this article, we take a look at some of the things you should prioritise if you intend to set up your own furniture company.

Business Ideas & Planning

Business Ideas & Planning

Pre-revenue business: Nic Pillow, CEO of Rhizome Live

In a new series on firms with minimal sales, we speak to Nic Pillow at Rhizome Live about the development of its online learning platform.

Business Ideas & Planning

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

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

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.

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience