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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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.

How to freelance
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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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.

Guide to going self-employed
Going Self-Employed: A Guide

Starting up

7 January 2020

Starting a business on your own should be less daunting with our guide.

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Behind the Business: Maison de Choup

Starting up

4 December 2019

For George, hard work is worth it when your business helps inspire others.

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Behind the business: Paper Ribbons

Starting up

23 July 2019

For Roz, hard work is easy when you're doing what you love. Find out why.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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Why you should be a sustainable SME

Starting up

4 June 2018

With sustainability high on the agenda, here's why your SME should go green.

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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