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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

Outlook

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

The Start-Up Series

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

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

Opportunities

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

Outlook

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

Outlook

If you want your start-up to succeed, move to Bristol

Bristol has the highest number of start-ups surviving beyond the five-year mark, as shown by new research. Where does your home city rank?

Business Ideas & Planning

5 worst startup ideas and 7 ways to make sure your business gets funded

From a shop that sells individual shoes for people with one leg to a pitch for a crashless plane, Angel Investment Network (AIN) co-founder Mike Lebus has seen it all

Business Ideas & Planning

Intellectual property – how to protect yours as a start up or scale up

Many owners of start up and scale up businesses overlook the importance of protecting their intellectual property. Zain Ali (pictured) of Centuro Global explains what to do and why.

Masterclass Series

Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

Partner content

PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

Masterclass Series

Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

Masterclass Series

The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves