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Startup Advice

There’s a story behind every business. A big idea. A spark of inspiration that ignited a big ambition. Because it takes courage to start a business. It takes a bold step to push on and do things your way. And when it gets tough, it’s your restless determination that keeps it going. We get it. Because we’re restless too.

Our startup advice collects articles from Business Guardian Angel, inspirational guest posts from real entrepreneurs and practical guides on startup essentials.

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Spotlight On: Female Entrepreneurs and Inequality

Starting up

17 January 2017

Exploring the meteoric rise of female entrepreneurs and challenging workplace inequality.

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Are you ready to start a business?

Starting up

16 December 2016

What you need to know from those who have taken the small business plunge

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Five reasons to go for it and launch a micro-business

Starting up

30 November 2016

Got an idea for a business but need a reason to go for it? Here's AXA's top five reasons to start a micro-business.

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The rise of the artisan SME

Starting up

29 September 2016

Artisanal SMEs are on the rise, so what can their success teach your business?

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How to become a self-employed courier

Starting up

25 August 2016

Find out if becoming a self-employed courier is the right route for you

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Students: how to start your own business

Starting up

25 July 2016

Your definitive guide to starting your own business straight out of university

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Top five start-up business mistakes

Starting up

18 July 2016

Start your business the right way by avoiding five common start-up slip-ups

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Why are more women going freelance?

Starting up

4 July 2016

How can you join the fastest growing group of self-employed professionals?

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Your self-employed checklist

Starting up

13 June 2016

Make sure you've got everything you need to go self-employed successfully