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.

Small Business Banking

Loans scheme for start-ups falls flat

Last month the government launched a finance package to help struggling small businesses access bank loans, but SMEs say they aren’t seeing the benefits.

Business management

Rollercoaster of a start-up

In the 25 years Ian Wood has been in business he's seen a company go under, watched an acquisition fail and carried the burden of personally guaranteeing a 25-year lease. With his design agency, ICM Creative, he's finally got things right.


Start-ups on the rise in 2008

The appeal of starting your own business is growing as around 98,000 new businesses were set up in the first quarter of 2008 in England and Wales, according to research.


Stumbling block for start-ups

An increasing number of people would like to start their own business, but many do not where to start, according to a survey from business adviser and accountant PKF.


Start-ups wanted for ITV show

ITV is looking for people who have either recently set up or are in the process of starting up their own business with a partner, family member or friend to take part in a 20-part series to be broadcast in May.

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Partner content

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