Launching a business

Articles and advice on how to launch a new business in the UK.


Free start-up checklist

As we enter 2021, many of us will be thinking of going into business for ourselves. Use this free 20-point start-up checklist for launching your own business

Setting up a company

Fewer than 1 in 10 small businesses set up because they spot market gap

Only 3pc of SMEs go into business because they want to be 'next big thing', says business lender Iwoca

Setting up a company

The five best reasons to launch an offshore business

Here are the five best reasons to launch an offshore business.

Business Ideas & Planning

Key factors to consider when launching your business

In this piece, Matt Jonns, CEO of ucreate, discusses his own start-up journey and what other would-be business owners can learn from it.

Business Ideas & Planning

Top ten places to launch your start-up

Choosing where to launch your start-up is a huge decision that can literally make or break your business. Here, we look at the top candidates.


When is the best time of year to launch a new business?

Almost nine in ten UK businesses that launch in the spring are a runaway success according to their owners, making it the best time of the year.


Sarah Willingham’s secret to launching your first business

In this piece, former Dragon Sarah Willingham gives tips on how to build the financial spine of your business.

Business Ideas & Planning

Music teacher: How to launch your tutoring business online

Here, guitar tutor Gianluca Chiarella gives some pointers for those thinking of becoming a music teacher.

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...

Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.