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 Ideas & Planning

The qualities needed at the beginning of the start-up journey

Here's why pausing to reflect upon who you are, your beliefs, values and ultimate purpose, is vital before starting a business.


Where is the best city in the UK to launch a start-up?

Expert Market has compiled a brand new report looking at which city in the UK promises the best ecosystem for budding startups.


London start-ups lag behind Berlin, Paris and Dublin post-Brexit vote

Berlin sets the pace for percentage growth of new start-ups as London experiences a slowdown against other European cities.

Business Ideas & Planning

Launching a start-up: Key lessons learnt along the way

Rebecca Kelly discusses the learning experiences she has taken away from the early days of running her venue booking platform business.


Why is Hull such a good city for start-ups?

Here, we look at why Hull has acquired a favourable reputation as a hub for new companies.

Business management

Blossoming relationships between start-ups and enterprises

Chris McCullough looks at the potential that start-up and enterprise relationships have, and how the two should work together.


Midlands engine roars ahead in start-up surge

Birmingham tops list of UK’s ten most entrepreneurial hubs outside London, research reveals.


Start-up companies continue to thrive across the nation

In the face of a politically uncertain year for SMEs, young entrepreneurs are diving into the economy and setting up their own companies.

Setting up a company

New year, new business resolution: Top tips for start-ups

Stephen Ibbotson, ICAEW director of business, offers up some tips to help a new business get off to a strong start in 2017.


Young women are succeeding in UK business start-ups

New research shows young people in the UK are doing better in business start-ups than anyone else, particularly young women.

Startup Funding and Grants

How to obtain 83 per cent public funding for your innovative start-up

Here, we look at how R&D tax credits, together with the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, could provide you with up with the bulk of your funding requirements.

Business Ideas & Planning

Is London the worst place for your start-up business?

In this piece, we look at why high rents, tough competition and prohibitive initial start-up costs mean that London may not be the SME mecca it seems.

Partner content

Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats