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.


Business leaders back industrial strategy that supports emerging businesses

The latest Growth Climate Index focusses on business attitudes towards the Industrial Strategy, government intervention and how best to approach the productivity challenge.


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

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.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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