Start a business advice and articles
Starting a business in the UK is a challenge. You will need to choose a legal structure, develop your product, find customers, and keep accounts - and that's just for starters. These tips and guides are here to help you start and grow your business effectively.
How to build a great investment deck
Josh Hall | 16 Apr 2014
Building a great investment presentation is key if you are to raise money from venture capital investors or business angels.
Step-by-step guide to grow your business on Facebook
Jasper Martens | 16 Apr 2014
Do you promote your business using Facebook? If not, you are losing out on a great way to market your business. Get started with our interactive step-by-step guide!
Apply for a £25,000 loan for music businesses
Josh Hall | 3 Apr 2014
Startups in the music industry can now apply for new loans of up to £25,000.
Small Business Computing Trends for 2014
Christophe Boudet | 24 Mar 2014
With technology and computing changing at an ever increasing rate, we look at the big concepts that will define computing and technology in 2014 and how they will affect your small business.
Last week Simply Business hosted our latest Google Hangout, in which we discussed getting business advice.
Simply Business: proud sponsors of Startups Awards 2013
Mark James | 23 Jan 2014
Right before Christmas, Startups Awards celebrated their 10th annual ceremony, whipping the UK entrepreneurscape into a frenzy, with Simply Business backing the event as headline sponsors.
5 great support schemes your business can benefit from
Josh Hall | 20 Jan 2014
Nearly 40 per cent of new business owners are unaware of any of the various support schemes that are available to them.
Why now is a great time to start a business
Josh Hall | 20 Dec 2013
More than 500,000 new businesses have been started in the UK this year.
Start-up on a shoestring
By Andy Yates | 14 February 2012
Entrepreneur Andy Yates explains how to set be your own boss on a tight budget. The good news is it is a lot cheaper to start a business than you think.
Redundancy to self-employment - top tips
By Josh Hall | 12 December 2011
While redundancy is hardly ever welcomed, it can an opportunity. Here are some top tips to consider if you are thinking about joining the ranks of the self-employed.
Business tips from the London Startup show
By Eleanor Gough | 6 July 2011
We met with several business experts and asked them about their startup tips to guide new entrepreneurs through the process of starting their business.
Business tips from Pal Carter of City Business Library
By Eleanor Gough | 18 August 2011
In this interview, Pal Carter points business startup owners to City Business Library for helpful tips, resources, and seminars.
Business tips from Jamie Lester of The Ideas Factory
By Eleanor Gough | 30 August 2011
In this video, Jamie Lester underlines the importance of believing in yourself and your product as the key to business success.
Britain's best small business stories: Owl Wise
Jade Wimbledon | 17 Jan 2013We filmed a video interview with the owner of Owl Wise, Phil Eckett, and met some of the beautiful birds in his care.