Launching a business

Articles and advice on how to launch a new business in the UK.


Free start-up checklist

As we enter 2021, many of us will be thinking of going into business for ourselves. Use this free 20-point start-up checklist for launching your own business

Setting up a company

Fewer than 1 in 10 small businesses set up because they spot market gap

Only 3pc of SMEs go into business because they want to be 'next big thing', says business lender Iwoca

Business Ideas & Planning

Key factors to consider when launching your business

In this piece, Matt Jonns, CEO of ucreate, discusses his own start-up journey and what other would-be business owners can learn from it.

Business Ideas & Planning

Top ten places to launch your start-up

Choosing where to launch your start-up is a huge decision that can literally make or break your business. Here, we look at the top candidates.


When is the best time of year to launch a new business?

Almost nine in ten UK businesses that launch in the spring are a runaway success according to their owners, making it the best time of the year.

Accounts & Tax

Sarah Willingham’s secret to launching your first business

In this piece, former Dragon Sarah Willingham gives tips on how to build the financial spine of your business.

Business Ideas & Planning

Music teacher: How to launch your tutoring business online

Here, guitar tutor Gianluca Chiarella gives some pointers for those thinking of becoming a music teacher.

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16 ways to improve your business cash flow

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

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

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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

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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