University graduates: 6 things to consider before starting your own business

Starting your own business is an increasingly popular path after university. Sophie Phillipson of HelloGrads.com reveals what you need to know before you dive in.

Employing & managing staff

Why it’s time to look past the university degree when hiring

It’s time businesses became more open minded and stopped snubbing people based on their higher education status, argues Samuel Leach.


Does university really prepare graduates for the world of work?

Employers are open-minded when it coming to employing those who have just taken a gap year after university, according to new research.


How your business can thrive in a university city

If you are looking to start a business in a university city, you need to know how to sell to students, here are some top tips to get you started.

Business Ideas & Planning

University degree or straight into entrepreneurship: Which is best?

Here are a few key questions for students to ask themselves before making the leap into starting a business.


Universities urged to work closer with small businesses

Small businesses and universities must engage at a deeper level and collaborate in more innovative ways if the relationship is to yield greater benefits for both groups and the local economies in which they are rooted, says the Federation of Small Businesses.


University leavers consider starting a business

Unemployment caused by a lack of jobs is making starting up a business a more appealing career choice for young people, according to a new study.


Universities need input from businesses

Businesses need to work more closely with universities, according to research by the CBI Higher Education Task Force.

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.