The Entrepreneurs archive offering advice and tips to help small businesses start and succeed in business.

Sole trader

What is a sole trader? A small business guide

Here, Emily Coltman, chief accountant at FreeAgent, investigates one very popular structure for new business owners: sole tradership.

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.

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: ‘We are the underdogs when it comes to funding’

Luke Johnstone of PACK'D smoothie kits talks about launching a business with his childhood pal, crowdfunding and living in a shed.

Success stories

How this entrepreneur created the ASOS of women’s sportswear

Starting a business is often challenging, especially if you're younger. Kamil Bajolek talks more about how his online women's sportswear business, Flybery, came to be.


British Small Business Awards 2018: Final day to nominate! 

The leading dinner event will once more recognise the small companies and vendors that shape British entrepreneurial success.

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: Joshua Akorah, creator of My Valentine Watch

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: Adam Root, founder of Inheriting Earth

Adam Root is the founder of Inheriting Earth and a winner of an Ideas Mean Business award from The Prince's Trust and Innovate UK. He explains more about his fight against plastic and the importance of creating a great business plan.

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: Ryan Palmer, co-founder of London Sock Co.

Ryan Palmer, co-founder of London Sock Co. talks about bringing Victorian style to the modern gentleman and the importance of having an entrepreneurial spirit.

Success stories

Entrepreneur Q&A: Jason Goldberg, director of SpaSeekers.com

SpaSeekers.com director Jason Goldberg tells SmallBusiness.co.uk about his mother's struggle to find a health farm, working out of his garage for 10 years and setting the bar for employees.

Success stories

Q&A: Mark Johansen-Berg, owner of SkateHut

SkateHut owner, Mark Johansen-Berg, tells SmallBusiness.co.uk about the growth of his online skate business and what advice he has for budding entrepreneurs.

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.


Five essential characteristics of successful entrepreneurs

Here, Dessy Ohanians, managing director of executive education at the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), writes about five essential characteristics that entrepreneurs should have in order to be successful.

Partner content

How to prepare for business growth in 2022

The team at Funding Options explain how to prepare for business growth in 2022

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Tide to empower small businesses to optimise cash flow with insights tool

Tide is introducing a Cashflow Insights tool to help small businesses mitigate delays in payment and improve their credit score

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Business Current Account Masterclass

Tune into the Masterclass from the Current Account Switch Service to find out why you should switch your business account pronto

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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?