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Starting Out

Starting up a new business? Great! We've got advice, tips and inspired ideas to help you on your way

Starting up a new business may be a daunting prospect, but it's also very exciting. Our content offers advice on areas including business plans, start up jargon, tax and intellectual property, as well as inspiration from other startup stories in the UK and abroad.

3 Tips for Starting Up

3 Tips for Starting Up

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3 Tips for Starting Up

When starting up your business, there are many things to consider. But which 3 are most important? Knowledge Hub reveals the first three things to address..

Growth Hacking 101

Growth Hacking 101

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Growth Hacking 101

Actionable tips on growing your small business or start up, and taking your business to the next level of growth. Hack your way to the top!

7 Business Tax Basics

7 Business Tax Basics

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7 Business Tax Basics

7 frequently asked questions (FAQs) on business tax, covering the basics of setting yourself as a new business, and staying on the right side of the law.

How to Build a Client Base

How to Build a Client Base

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How to Build a Client Base

Landing your first client can be tough, particularly if don't already have a network in place. Explore our advice on developing a client base from scratch

Introduction to Not-For-Profits

Introduction to Not-For-Profits

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Introduction to Not-For-Profits

Top tips for starting and operating a not-for profit organisation, and turning a profit-making business into a not-for-profit

Where to Start as a Sole Trader?

Where to Start as a Sole Trader?

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Where to Start as a Sole Trader?

So you want to start your own business. Be your own boss. Here's all the key legislation you need to protect yourself as a sole traders.

Restarting Your Business

Restarting Your Business

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Restarting Your Business

Thinking of relaunching your business after a period of dormancy or dip in income? We have a few tips that could help you be successful this time round.

Choosing and Protecting Your Business Name

Choosing and Protecting Your Business Name

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Choosing and Protecting Your Business Name

The name of your business is one of the most important factors in establishing a strong brand. Here's how you can choose and protect your business name

What is a Venture Capitalist?

What is a Venture Capitalist?

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What is a Venture Capitalist?

Spotify, Skype and Zoopla have benefited from venture capitalist funding. We tell you what VCs do and where you can find the right one for your business.

When Will Your Startup Start Making a Profit?

When Will Your Startup Start Making a Profit?

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When Will Your Startup Start Making a Profit?

It can take years to be profitable, but it doesn't mean you're a failure. Looking for positive signs and planning certainly helps.

​Tips on Finance for Sole Traders

​Tips on Finance for Sole Traders

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​Tips on Finance for Sole Traders

Understanding small business finance is essential for sole traders who are just starting up. Read our tips before you order those trendy business cards!

Core Values v. Vision

Core Values v. Vision

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Core Values v. Vision

It's always important for a business to get its core values across to customers but is its vision arguably more important? Knowledge Hub investigates...