Business Startup Archive

  • 3D Printer producing a vase

    Technology Developments Spark Prototyping Revolution Among Hardware Startups

    It’s no secret that startup businesses usually find it tough going in the first few years of trading. Because of the high manufacturing costs, this has invariably put hardware production out of reach for all but a handful of startups. But this appears to be...

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  • House buyer receiving house keys in front of the property

    Cambridgeshire Property Services Professional Launches Independent Estate Agency Business

    A serial achiever during 24 years with NatWest in a variety of management roles, John Grantham joined local property experts, Move with Us, in 2005. Several managerial roles followed including working as Manager of the LPA Receivership Team specialising in the sales and rental of...

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  • Product lines from the Blackmore range

    Blackmore Seek Kickstart to Cycle Clothing Business

    Blackmore is an independent company based in South Woodham Ferrers in Essex with a real drive for bringing their unique and exciting range of cycling apparel to market. Its creator, Nick Hobbs, left his job as a primary school teacher to start Blackmore in the...

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  • Business Population Stats Methodology

    Freelancers and Self Employed Driving Growth in New Businesses

    The Business Population Estimates for 2014 have just been released by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS). As there is no central register for businesses in the UK they put together a report every year to...

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  • Invoice

    Invoice Template v Invoice Software: Which is best for small businesses?

    One of the first things many new businesses need to learn to do is how to issue an invoice. If you are selling to other businesses, doing building work or anything other than fairly straightforward retail sales you will need to give your customers an...

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  • Running a business from home

    Rules on running a business from home to be relaxed

    Around 70% of new businesses are started from home. Sometimes this is because they grow out of a hobby but mainly it is because it is the simplest and most cost effective way to get going. Increasingly people are choosing to run their business from...

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  • Small Business Marketing

    Running an ethical direct marketing campaign

    Most new businesses, and established businesses, need to establish a regular pipeline of new client enquiries. Websites and social media are excellent ways to let clients find you but often this only helps if they need they know your service in the first place. People...

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  • business email address

    Free Business Email

    One of the first things most new businesses want to do is get a professional email address up and running. Emailing new clients or customers from your yahoo or hotmail address never looks very professional. Having personalised email on your business’s domain name looks much...

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  • Business Insurance

    What insurance do new startup businesses need?

    When starting a new business people tend to focus on the positives. They think about how good their idea is, how much money they are going to make and what they are going to spend it all on. They may not think about what they...

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  • ONS infographic self employed

    14% of UK Workforce now Self Employed

    New figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 14% of the UK workforce are now self employed. This adds up to 4.2 million people with a rise of over 360,000 in the number of people who are self employed from 2008 to 2012....

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  • Customer Testimonial

    I have just started up my own company ... I have had many queries, you answered all my questions, whilst being really helpful and professional.

    Richard


    We are happy with all business we have conducted with you and are quite happy to recommend you on what you have done and assistance you given us up to date.

    Stephen


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