Starting a business

Articles, news and advice guides on starting a business in the UK.

Setting up a company

8 legal considerations when setting up a business

One of your first legal steps will be to register your business and choose your structure

Starting a Business

Planning for your first year in business

Being organised is key to starting a business. Careful planning and preparation are required if you’re to get through the rollercoaster first 12 months


10 best home-based businesses

Reap the benefits of having a home-based business with these ideas

9 businesses you can run if you own a van

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9 businesses you can run if you own a van



Two-thirds of Brits plan to start businesses in the future

Two in three Brits want to start their own business – do you? We find out what motivates entrepreneurs-to-be and what concerns they have

Business Ideas & Planning

6 best small business ideas for 2022

What are the best ideas for starting your own business in the post-pandemic world we now live in? Here are six suggestions from becoming a yoga instructor to walking dogs or becoming a social media expert

Business Ideas & Planning

Five business ideas that are bound to click

To help you make the right decision on what type of company to start, here are five business ideas to consider.

Starting a Business

Touker Suleyman 7 tips for starting your own business

Touker Suleyman, star of TV’s Dragons' Den, shares his top tips for starting your own business

Business Ideas & Planning

How to become a driving instructor

Do you want to become a driving instructor? Here we explain the need-to-knows such as what the tests entail and franchise vs independent

Sole trader

Setting up as a sole trader – a business is born

Setting up as a sole trader is the preferred option for many businesses starting out. James Johnson guides you through what to do


One in seven adults plan to become entrepreneurs

Research from NatWest found that 50 per cent more people want to become entrepreneurs compared to pre-pandemic levels

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4 small business functions that must be automated for greater profits

Can technology help you create more efficient business models? In this article, we explore how you can use technology to boost your business

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It’s time the UK’s small businesses got the seamless communications and collaboration tools they need

Why seamless collaboration is crucial for UK small businesses and what tools can help

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Flexible work is making cybersecurity tougher for UK SMBs. It’s time they got the tools, and the platform, to defend themselves

The cybersecurity landscape for small businesses and the tips and tools that can help

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How to enhance your customer and employee experiences using Uber Vouchers

This article explains how Uber Vouchers can enhance both your customer and employee experience