Tech start-ups


80 per cent of UK tech start-ups investing in skills to mitigate gaps

With almost half of small businesses surveyed by the Department for Education citing a lack of skilled staff as a concern, investment in this challenge proves widespread among UK tech start-ups

Starting a Business

Government flags employment law change to cheerlead ‘wave of startups’

Business department consults on the reform of non-compete clauses so ex-employees can go out and start rival businesses

Business Technology

Call for digital adoption fund to boost small business productivity

Tech start-ups call for a Singapore-style fund to help small businesses cover the cost of upgrading digital solutions, boosting the UK’s woeful productivity


Future Fund – government tech start-up bailout scheme how it works

The Treasury has announced the £250m Future Fund tech start-up bailout scheme, which could see the government owning half of some of Britain's fastest-growing companies


Government eyes taking equity stakes in tech start-ups

Treasury considering making convertible loans to start-ups with scheme to be managed by Business Growth Fund


Number of tech start-ups double since Brexit vote

Despite the uncertainty surrounding the Brexit vote, the number of start-ups in the technology sector has doubled over the last year.

Setting up a company

Why GoCardless founder Matt Robinson is now shaking up the property industry

Here, we speak to Matt Robinson, founder of GoCardless, about why he decided to take on the estate agents for his latest business Nested.

Business management

Start-ups that are transforming traditional business

Here are three of the most original UK start-ups, which have used technology and exceptional consumer know-how to transform a conventional service into something quite genius.


Early-stage financial advice from three tech start-ups

Nigel Breddy speaks to three businesses about the early-stage financial difficulties they experienced and the lessons they learned.

Business management

The ups and downs of working in a tech incubator

Michael Rainsford discusses how his start-up company developed in a shared office space, and reveals the benefits and downsides of such a setup for an early-stage company.

Legal advice

Key legal issues for tech start-ups

Tom Lingard presents the legal considerations early-stage tech companies need to be mindful of when starting out.

Business management

Starting a green tech business

Green tech entrepreneur Peter Hopton founded data centre cooling company Iceotope in 2011 and talks to SmallBusiness.co.uk about investment, knowing your market, and caffeine.

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.

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Why you need a business bank account

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5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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Business management

How to create good cashflow habits

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