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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 small food production business and succeed

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

Business Ideas & Planning

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

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.

Business Ideas & Planning

Six tips for thriving in a one-person business

In this piece, Kati McKeon shares six crucial tips to ensure your one-person business thrives in 2018 and beyond.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to set up and launch a recruitment agency

Here, we look at how to approach your start-up recruitment company, from payroll management to securing the right partners.

Business Ideas & Planning

Top ten places to launch your start-up

Choosing where to launch your start-up is a huge decision that can literally make or break your business. Here, we look at the top candidates.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to set up and launch a recruitment agency

Here, we look at how to approach your start-up recruitment company, from payroll management to securing the right partners.

Business Ideas & Planning

Top ten places to launch your start-up

Choosing where to launch your start-up is a huge decision that can literally make or break your business. Here, we look at the top candidates.

Business Ideas & Planning

What to know before starting your own cleaning business

Here, we give some pointers on starting your own business in the cleaning sector.

Business Ideas & Planning

Why starting up in a ‘dry’ industry can give you the edge you need

In this piece Cat Pinkney, co-founder of Paycircle, explains why launching a product in a dull sector has been the key to the company's success.

Business Ideas & Planning

Ideas for a small business: The best ones to go for

Here, we reveal some of the best ideas for a small business.

Business Ideas & Planning

How online platforms have changed the game

Here, we look at how four online platforms have disrupted the sector in which they operate.

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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