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Business Ideas & Planning

Planuary: How to create a business plan in four weeks

In this piece, Tim Sawyer presents a four-week business plan to help your small business get started.

Business Ideas & Planning

Top tips for writing the perfect business plan

In this piece, we provide essential pointers on how to write the perfect business plan to help your company succeed.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to get more from your business plan

Is your business plan gathering dust in a draw somewhere? Here’s why it’s time to adopt a fresh approach that will inject new life into your enterprise

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Example business plans

Where can I find an example of a business plan?

Business management

Eight elements that need to be in your business plan

A business plan is vital for business creation. If you are struggling to write your business plan, we have eight handy tips to help you on your way.


Small companies fail to see value in having business plan

As many as 29 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises don't have a business plan in place, research finds.

Business Ideas & Planning

Business plan advice

Dr Simon Mosey, head of Institute for Enterprise and Innovation at Nottingham University Business School, offers some business planning wisdom for SmallBusiness.co.uk readers.

Business Ideas & Planning

Writing a business plan: the basics

It's not just Dragons’ Den contestants who need to demonstrate a credible product idea before getting a grilling. Here Alan Gleeson, manager of Palo Alto Software, gives his top ten tips on how to create a winning business plan.

Business Ideas & Planning

How to write your business plan

A business plan is not only essential for starting a business or for raising funds, but it is vital for running the business. It will help you keep on a specific course or alert you to situations when things are not going to plan and force you to take action.


Brits scheming for SME success

More than one in five Britons believe that they have a business plan that will make them millionaires.

Small Business Banking

What banks want to see from SMEs

So why aren’t banks lending to small businesses? Rose Lewis, a partner at financial consultancy Pembridge Partners, outlines what banks want to see from SMEs before agreeing to show the money.

Business Ideas & Planning

10 point guide to creating a successful business plan

Setting out a plan for your business can seem like a daunting task, especially before you've even got it off the ground. This 10-point guide shows the benefits of a good business plan and what to consider when writing one.

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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