How to start a business in an unknown industry

Starting a business in an industry unknown to you? We explore how to make the transition and ask two other entrepreneurs for their advice.

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 management

Why businesses need to prepare for Industry 4.0

Here, Chris Proctor, CEO at Oneserve, discusses the concept of industry 4.0 and how businesses can prepare for it.


What is Britain’s deadliest industry to work in?

A new First4Lawyers study analyses decades of workplace death data as well as yearly salaries to find out which is the deadliest industry to work in and how much you get paid for it.


SMEs in the dark about government’s regional industrial strategy

Two thirds of UK SMEs think government investment is too London-focused and that industrial strategy ignores the rest of the country.


A third of SMEs don’t know about the government’s industrial strategy

Fewer than three in ten UK small and medium-sized enterprises have heard about the government’s new Industrial Strategy.


The state of the UK car industry after Brexit

In this piece, James Ash from Motors.co.uk looks at what the European Union referendum result means for the car industry in the UK.

Partner content

16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

Partner content

Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

Partner content

Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

Partner content

Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks