About Bytestart

First established in 2004, ByteStart is now one of the most popular small business information sites in the UK, having been used by over 7 million people.

Independently run and operated by small business specialists, we provide no-nonsense guides and practical help for start-ups and small businesses.


Having previously been involved in launching and developing several leading business websites including; SmallBusiness.co.uk, GrowthBusiness.co.uk, GrowthCompany.co.uk, SmallCompanies.co.uk and ContractorUK.com the team behind ByteStart could see there was a great demand for a business website which was owned and edited by small business people.

There is a huge amount of information on the internet for small businesses. However, we have always felt that much of the available content is either overly officious or pretty corporate in nature.

With ByteStart, we aim to provide startups and business owners with practical help and advice, whilst also being readable and entertaining.

We do hope you find ByteStart a useful resource for starting and running your own small business. We are always interested in feedback, so please email us with any suggestions or comments about our site.

Editorial Guidelines

If you are interested in contacting our editorial department (email address below), please read the following points which may answer your questions first:

Press Releases

  • We welcome releases which are related to small businesses, start-ups, and enterprise in general.
  • We do not write about individual companies, or publish ‘success stories’.
  • Due to the volume of releases we receive, we cannot always reply unless the release is to be used on the site.


  • We consider high quality contributions from experts in their field. Email the editor to discuss.

Links / Resources

  • We do not trade links with other sites.
  • We do not provide paid text links.

Advertising on Bytestart

Launched in 2004, ByteStart is now well established as one of the UK’s leading small business websites and has helped over 7 million startups and small businesses fulfil their dreams.

ByteStart has been featured in a wide range of online and offline media sources – including The Sunday Times, Radio 5 Live, BBC Online, Readers Digest Magazine, Oxford University Press, The Daily Express, Guardian Unlimited, the Chartered Institute of Marketing Magazine, along with hundreds of business websites.

Delivering results

If you want to reach large numbers of start-ups and small business owners, then we can help you.

With a large audience of active startups, ByteStart provides advertisers with a great platform to reach out to, and establish a relationship with the UK’s next generation of business owners.

We offer a wide variety of online advertising options and have a reputation for delivering results. We will be happy to create a bespoke proposal to fit any advertising brief.

Advertisers include some of the biggest names in business, including: HMRC, Microsoft, Google, Barclays, Lloyds TSB, HSBC, Santander, NatWest, Barclaycard, Hiscox, More Th>n, Direct Line, Sage, TAS, Regus, PC World, Royal Mail, Salesforce, Yahoo!, Dell, Misco, T-Mobile, Orange, O2, Vodafone, AXA and many more

To find out more, please email our Sales Team – Sales@ByteStart.co.uk

Company Information

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