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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.

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?

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The unlikely road to startup success

Starting up

10 July 2017

Follow one entrepreneur from footballing disappointment to startup success

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Meet The Inspired: Ryan Tym

Starting up

10 July 2017

Everyone's startup story is different. Let's Meet the Inspired.

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Are tradeswomen looking forward to 2017?

Starting up

21 March 2017

Why are British tradeswomen looking forward to a prosperous year in 2017?