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Advice

This section provides expert advice for a small business owner looking to start and run a successful business. Read about case studies and lessons learned from like-minded professionals.

How to choose a workplace pension provider

If you need to set up a workplace pension for your employees, make sure you know what to consider and which providers are out there

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Should you register as a sole trader or a limited company?

Mart Abramov, CEO of TaxScouts, shares the positives and negatives of being a sole trader or a limited company, so you can make the best choice for your growing business.

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Overcoming obstacles to start-up success

How can you avoid your new business being one of the 60% that fail within three years? Mark Wright, winner of The Apprentice, shares his experience

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Starting your own currency brokerage firm is a horrible idea

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How to start your own coffee shop

Fancy opening your own coffee shop? We explain what you need to know about cash flow, hiring staff and of course, finding the right coffee.

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Tips on running a B&B

What should I know about running a B&B?

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How to start a new business if Covid makes you redundant

COVID-19 is expected to decimate the UK jobs market, with unemployment doubling to 7.5% by the end of 2020. How to set up on your own if you’ve been made redundant.

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5 reasons why setting up a business in a recession is a good idea

Thinking of starting your own business during a recession? 5 reasons why now could be a good time and 4 legal steps you should take

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How to start a new business if Covid makes you redundant

COVID-19 is expected to decimate the UK jobs market, with unemployment doubling to 7.5% by the end of 2020. How to set up on your own if you’ve been made redundant.

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5 reasons why setting up a business in a recession is a good idea

Thinking of starting your own business during a recession? 5 reasons why now could be a good time and 4 legal steps you should take

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Top 10 tips for single parents who want to start their own business

Single parents start their new businesses with less money than most start-ups and they work longer hours. Joanna Morris shares 10 tips to make your single-mum (or dad) business a success

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How to start a freelance career in the UK – a beginner’s guide

Freelancing expert Dave Chaplin explains how to set your freelance rate, the importance of tailoring your CV and where to find your next project.

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The GOAT (greatest of all time) guide on how to start a home business

Starting a new business from home needs lots of preparation, from setting up a limited company to health and safety and being compliant. Here is an easy guide on how to start a home business

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Does my small business require a licence?

Licences are one of the first things you should research when you're starting your small business. Here's what you need to know

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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

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Fuel your small business with Uber Eats

This article explains what Uber Eats is and why you should use it for your small business

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The importance of custom and sustainable packaging when growing your brand

Packaging is more than just a pretty face. It’s a brand-builder that sends would be customers clear signals about the things your business stands for. Ambitious brands must get it right or risk being outpaced by the competition

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The role of B2B ecommerce in choosing the right supplier

How Alibaba.com can help you discover new suppliers around the world