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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.

ups and downs
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.

Entrepreneurs recommend: the best business books, podcasts and tech

Starting up

14 March 2018

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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?

Legacy planning
Legacy planning for startup businesses

Starting up

6 February 2018

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

The top four garage startups
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 Complete Guide to Social Media for Business

Starting up

26 November 2017

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 2017

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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How to apply for small business grants

Starting up

9 November 2017

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

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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?

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W Stephens & Sons: a family affair

Starting up

8 September 2017

Chris Stephens explains why good business runs in the family

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One entrepreneur’s tips for starting up

Starting up

10 July 2017

We asked an entrepreneur what advice they’d give to those looking to start up

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Are business partners key to success?

Starting up

10 July 2017

Starting up on your own could be daunting, so is a business partner the key?