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    Start-up ideas – How to set up a coffee shop

    What exactly does it take to start a coffee shop? Our step-by-step guide will help you get up and running.

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    5 questions to ask yourself before starting a business

    The inspiration to start a business can come at any time: in the pub, in the shower, in the supermarket, walking the dog. Whatever your business idea is, here are 5 things you need to do before you make the leap.

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    10 tips to consider before starting up a new business

    Starting your own business can be very exciting, but the reality is that it can be very tough to get a new business off the ground. Statistics indicate that out of every 5 businesses started,…

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    How to start an eBay business: what you need to know

    Are you thinking of joining in and trying your hand at becoming an eBay seller? Here’s what you need to know about getting your new business off the ground.

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    Although it may not reflect ‘real life’, over the past 15+ years, the BBC’s Dragons’ Den programme has done a good job in highlighting the role that angel investors play in the business world.

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    Starting up a franchise business – an overview

    There are currently over 900 different businesses operating as franchises across the UK. Some of the more instantly recognisable brand names that offer franchise opportunities in the UK are Domino’s Pizza, McDonald’s and Subway.

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    Is 2021 the year to start a property development business?

    Could 2021 be the year of the small independent property developer? The last 10 months have seen more changes to the planning rules in England than the previous 10 years combined, as the government looks…

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    8 key steps to get your startup off the ground

    Starting a business may be exciting, however there are a few things that you need to make sure that you get right from the beginning. Here are eight top tips for startup success that business…

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    The coronavirus pandemic led to many UK businesses in the entertainment industry closing their doors. Only in the last few weeks have some started to re-open under strict social distancing guidelines (meaning significantly reduced capacity…