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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.

Example business plans

Where can I find an example of a business plan?

Business Ideas & Planning

Business Ideas & Planning

4 tips to prepare for Brexit uncertainty – whatever happens

The threat of a hard Brexit has not gone away, it’s just been postponed. Manufacturer Victoria Brocklesby shares her tips for coping with the ongoing uncertainty

Business Ideas & Planning

Social enterprise Q&A – Commonwealth table tennis medallist Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson talks about setting up his table tennis centre, Corby Smash, and shares his tips for launching your own social enterprise

Business Ideas & Planning

Intellectual property – how to protect yours as a start up or scale up

Many owners of start up and scale up businesses overlook the importance of protecting their intellectual property. Zain Ali (pictured) of Centuro Global explains what to do and why.

Business Ideas & Planning

Four things to know before starting a small hotel

Here, we discuss what to bear in mind before going into the hotel business.

Business Ideas & Planning

When is the right time to form a limited company?

Darren Fell, managing director of Crunch Accounting, discusses when becoming a limited company might be the correct next step up from being a sole trader as a small business.

Business Ideas & Planning

The essential guide to setting up a pop-up shop in the UK

In this guide we explain the key things small businesses need to consider when setting up a pop-up shop in the UK.

Business Ideas & Planning

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

The essential guide to setting up a pop-up shop in the UK

In this guide we explain the key things small businesses need to consider when setting up a pop-up shop in the UK.

Business Ideas & Planning

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

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.

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

Partner content

Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching

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Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.