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


2020 named ‘Year of the Start-up’ with record 770,000 UK businesses created

Research shows that a record 770,000 new businesses were created last year, with online and mail-order being the most popular

Starting a Business

Government flags employment law change to cheerlead ‘wave of startups’

Business department consults on the reform of non-compete clauses so ex-employees can go out and start rival businesses


Small Business goes live with Start a New Business

Start a New Business offers a step-by-step guide for the 81% of Britons looking to start their own business, with live shows in London, Birmingham and Glasgow

Alternative finance

5 reasons why SEIS/EIS is the best funding route for tech startups

Tax-based startup funding raised through the Government’s SEIS and EIS schemes is amplified if you work with a tech startup specialist, argues Alistair Marsden

Business Ideas & Planning

Pre-revenue business profile: BIZL

In a new series looking at businesses with minimal sales histories, we speak to Josh Greenway of BIZL about the birth and development of his business finance comparison site. 


2018 is predicted to be another record year for startups in the UK

2018 is predicted to be another record year for startups in the UK, with 76 per cent of SMEs working on new ideas.

Business management

How three UK tech start-ups are achieving success 

Here, Ian Butterworth interviews three tech founders and reveals their source of motivation, the challenges they faced and their recruiting strategies.


Ten tips for making your early stage company a success

Here are ten pointers to ensuring you maximise your potential as an early-stage company.

Partner content

Can businesses save money on CBILS repayment costs by refinancing for a RLS loan?

Your business could save money on CBILS repayments by refinancing for an RLS loan – Funding Options tells us how

Partner content

How to grow your team

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, takes a look at some of the key issues that small businesses face as they scale up

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How to build your business

Andrew Walsh, founder of AW Repair Group, explains why you need to invest in your branding – even if you're a small business

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Embrace your unconventional superpowers

Brij Thankey, CEO of Precision FM, explains how taking focus away from the numbers and putting it on his team has benefited his business