Mike
Behind the business: Mike King Windows

Starting up

5 February 2019

Having run a window cleaning company for the past 40 years, Mike knows what it takes to make your business successful. He shares his business tips here.

Ian
Behind the business: Dynamic Double Glazing

Starting up

5 February 2019

Providing the best service possible is what drives Ian Hepburn’s business forward. Here, Ian chats the highs and lows of being self-employed.

Wendy
Behind the business: Wendy Harris

Starting up

5 February 2019

For Wendy Harris, clear communication is vital to business success. Here she reveals why she relishes being in the driver’s seat of her business.

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How to apply for small business grants

Starting up

27 January 2019

Applying for small business grants is stressful. Keep calm and (potentially) increase your chances of success with our top tips.

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Small Business Christmas Survival Guide

Starting up

7 December 2018

12 steps to help your small business flourish this festive season

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The Complete Guide to Social Media for Business

Starting up

26 November 2018

With billions now active on social media, your small business can't afford to miss out. Here's AXA's guide to getting started on social media.

Recipes for success
Tips for Starting a Business

Starting up

16 November 2018

A dash of inspiration? A sprinkle of passion? Kelly Jones - from The Manchester Cakehouse - revealed to AXA her recipe for small business success.

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Government grants for small business

Starting up

9 November 2018

Considering applying for a small business government grant? Read our guide to learn the basics.

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How to survive running a business from home

Starting up

17 October 2018

Running a home business? Here’s how to make the most of it.

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The ups and downs of starting a business

Starting up

31 May 2018

Follow our guide to getting through the scariest part of business - starting up

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How to assess the health of your business

Starting up

5 April 2018

Using an effective SWOT analysis to assess your businesses health and assist in forward planning.

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Women entrepreneurs: growing confidence

Starting up

8 March 2018

Five practical tips to help women in business stay on track as you move forward.

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Suzi Wong: investing in you

Starting up

16 February 2018

From a childhood ambition to challenging industry norms.

Startup risks (and how to handle them)
Startup risks (and how to handle them)

Starting up

15 February 2018

Starting up takes courage - and knowing how to manage the most common risks

Timing is everything for startups
Timing is everything for startups

Starting up

15 February 2018

Start your next venture with courage and confidence.

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Whose footsteps are you following in?

Starting up

15 February 2018

Every business comes from somewhere. So who started you on your path to success?

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Legacy planning for startup businesses

Starting up

6 February 2018

When business planning, remember to plan your business' legacy too.

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The top four garage startups

Starting up

2 February 2018

Big things can start in small places – will you be the next big garage startup?

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The rise of the family-run business

Starting up

8 September 2017

Inspiration? Security? Why are more of us following our fathers into business?