Business start-ups

Graduates embrace entrepreneurial spirit

Almost a sixth of graduates plan to start their own business, according to research by Direct Line for Business.

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Funding your start-up

Women lead almost a third of UK start-ups but research has found that there are significant differences in the types of finance men and women seek. Men are more likely to be funded by venture capitalists whereas women are more likely to be self-funded. In this article we look at different types of funding and how to and the importance of business plans.

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Pop-up shops popular among aspiring entrepreneurs

Almost a third of British startups will begin trading as pop-up businesses, research by EE has found.

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SMEs not seeking expert advice

SMEs are not making use of expert advice when starting their business, research by Aviva has found.

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Using pension savings to start a business

April 2015 saw the introduction of the much anticipated pension freedoms that will give people more choice about how they access their pension pots in retirement. While the majority of people are still likely to opt for a regular income, there are some people looking to use their savings to start a business.

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Using pension savings to start a business

April 2015 saw the introduction of the much anticipated pension freedoms that will give people more choice about how they access their pension pots in retirement. While the majority of people are still likely to opt for a regular income, there are some people looking to use their savings to start a business.

Read more »

Using pension savings to start a business

April 2015 saw the introduction of the much anticipated pension freedoms that will give people more choice about how they access their pension pots in retirement. While the majority of people are still likely to opt for a regular income, there are some people looking to use their savings to start a business.

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SME owners not identifying as entrepreneurs

Small business owners are unlikely to consider themselves entrepreneurs, research by AXA has found.

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Funding for SME business advice

Small businesses will be able to get funding for advice from business schools under a project run by the Small Business Charter.

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The rise of home-based businesses

Did you know that 7 out of 10 new businesses are now started at home? The UK’s 2.9 million home businesses contribute £300 billion a year to the economy. Running a business from home can involve lower costs and fewer risks than hiring or buying business premises. Starting out at home can be a good stepping stone for people who want to begin part-time before making a full-time commitment.

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