How to start a photography business

Starting up

20 November 2020

Starting your own photography business requires a lot of work to make it successful. Read AXA's guide to find out all you need to know about the process.

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Small business stories: Abigail Butler, Strictly Xtended

Starting up

21 April 2022

Abigail talks about customer loyalty and taking your time to build a business.

How to become a gardener or landscaper

Starting up

4 February 2022

Find out how to start your own business in the gardening industry.

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Small business stories: gardener Bryony Mole

Starting up

27 January 2022

Gardener Bryony Mole talks about running her own small business

Small Business Stories: Faris Aranki

Starting up

30 December 2021

Faris Aranki of Shiageto Consulting shares his advice for small business owners

Meet the AXA Startup Angel winner: BOLDmen

Starting up

30 August 2021

Meet one winner of AXA's Startup Angel competition: BOLDmen.

Meet the Startup Angel winner: ABEP

Starting up

26 August 2021

Meet AXA Startup Angel winner: the Association of Black Event Professionals

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How to start a dog walking business

Starting up

23 June 2021

Follow AXA’s step by step guide to becoming a professional dog walker.

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Small Business Stories: Dominic

Starting up

16 May 2021

Creative Director Dominic Livingston shares his small business advice.

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Meet the AXA Startup Angels: Holly Tucker

Starting up

16 May 2021

Holly Tucker explains why she’s backing AXA Startup Angel.

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Startup advice from AXA’s Startup Angels

Starting up

16 May 2021

The AXA Startup Angels give us their best business advice for entrepreneurs

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Meet the AXA Startup Angels: Raphael Sofoluke

Starting up

13 May 2021

Raphael Sofoluke discusses why great startup businesses solve problems.

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Meet the AXA Startup Angels: BOSH!

Starting up

13 May 2021

Ian & Henry of BOSH! reveal what makes a winning Startup Angel entry.

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Side hustle ideas: how to start a side business and earn extra money

Starting up

26 March 2021

Want to start a side business? From candle making to dog walking, here are AXA’s side hustle ideas to help you earn extra money.

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The ins and outs of government small business grants

Back to Business

22 January 2021

Looking to apply for a small business grant? Read AXA’s guide to learn everything you need to know.

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How to start working freelance

Starting up

6 August 2020

Thinking of working freelance? AXA’s guide explains the role of a freelancer and how to start a freelance business.

How to become a business consultant

Starting up

23 June 2020

Thinking of becoming a business consultant? Read AXA’s guide for advice on how to start and what to expect.

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Startup risks (and how to handle them)

Starting up

18 May 2020

60% of new businesses fail in the first three years. AXA explains the most common startup risks and how small businesses can avoid them.

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How to start a cleaning company

Starting up

28 February 2020

Before you don the rubber gloves, read our guide to starting a cleaning company.