Starting a business


What’s the best country in the world to be an entrepreneur? 

The answer may surprise you. When it came to the Top 50 countries ranked for entrepreneurship, the UK was only middling

Growth Planning

5 ways starting and running a business is a marathon, not a sprint

Ahead of the London Marathon this weekend, Xero’s co-founder and UK MD, Gary Turner, outlines the five ways in which starting and running a business is a marathon and not a sprint.

Growth Planning

A guide to starting your own electrician business

Here, we look at how to start your own electrician business with tips on the qualifications to achieve and equipment to invest in.


How starting a business in tough times made it a stronger prospect

Legislation and Regulation

A guide to legal requirements when starting a business

There are so many things to consider when launching a business, so it's good to know you at least have the legal side pegged. Law firm Slater Heelis give their tips for success.


Starting up a business with your university dorm mate

Young entrepreneurs Roy Kimani and James Hakesley met during the first week of university. Having played around with video cameras to make some extra money while studying, the duo have now launched their own company - a video platform designed for businesses.


Stephen Armitage of Myfotowall on starting a business in a new market

As an ex-miner with experience in the print industry, Stephen Armitage, managing director of digital photo wall-scape company Myfotowall, is both practical and creative.