Articles, case studies and analysis on the UK start-up ecosystem, the newly established businesses with innovative ideas, products, or services, often founded by entrepreneurs aiming to fill a gap in the market.

Business Technology

10 practical tips for setting up an e-commerce site

Phil Rothwell of EcomEvolve offers ten practical insights into the essentials of setting up your first e-commerce business.


Accounting for start-ups

Metric accountants offers its top 6 tips when it comes to accounting for start-ups

Business management

Six business books every start-up entrepreneur should read

We take our pick of the year’s best business books aimed at entrepreneurs and founders shortlisted at this year’s Business Books of the Year


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


6 helpful tips for fleshing out a high performing team

Founders can round out the gaps in their experience by ensuring they make the right hires, says Worth Capital co-founder Matthew Cushen

Starting a Business

New company launches fell by a quarter between January and May

But company registrations bounced back in May, just 3% down year on year as entrepreneurs take the plunge

Business management

Companies need to evolve to survive

Companies need to evolve and vendors need to innovate, at this time more than any other, says Adrian Overall of CloudStratex

Starting a Business

How I started my business – Zaffrin O’Sullivan, Five Dot Botanics

Zaffrin O’Sullivan created her skincare brand Five Dot Botanics to answer a consumer need for transparency and simplicity in ingredients. Today, her brand is stocked in Holland & Barrett health food stores

Starting a Business

7 start-up mistakes and how to avoid them

Setting up your business can feel overwhelming with hundreds of things to do simultaneously. Bringing in outside expertise can lighten your load and help you avoid costly mistakes

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GoDaddy offers free websites to start-ups that complete 12-day challenge

Website builder GoDaddy will host a free website for one year to aspiring start-ups that complete its 12-day challenge

Setting up a company

Company formations rise by 3% in 2019 hitting 681,704

Five tech start-ups launch per hour as business formations reach new record in 2019


Reading has potential to be UK’s top entrepreneur hotspot

UK economy would be lifted by £34bn a year if towns and cities put focus on adopting technology to support start-ups and scale-ups, says report

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance provides cover if somebody sues your business and they allege that your advice caused financial loss or damaged their brand. It’s not just for accountants and lawyers but for anyone offering a personal service, even web designers

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Benefits of switching to the right business bank account

We've teamed up with the Current Account Switch Service to explain the benefits of switching your business bank account.

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Business Companion: a reliable voice in the misinformation age

Business Companion is a one-stop-shop for accurate and up-to-date legal guidance, whatever sector you’re in — and it’s all completely free