Perspectives

How to run a successful self-employed personal trainer business

As a self-employed personal trainer, Rogan Allport shares a few home truths about the realities of running your own business.

Perspectives - 5 min read

Top tips on taking control of your finances and late payments

Are you thinking of going it alone in 2019? Want to take the leap from cosy PAYE slips and expense accounts to uncertain but exhilarating freelance life? Angelica Malin shares with you a few home truths about managing your cashflow.

Perspectives - 4 min read

Exploring all possibilities: how to diversify your business

Michelle is the founder of her wearable tech brand, Made with Glove, developing heated gloves for women. Here she shares her tips on how you could diversify your business.

Perspectives - 4 min read

The power of local businesses and community for startups

James started his own craft brewery (with minimal experience in making beer) in 2016. Here he talks about how other local businesses are a powerful and valuable network for empowerment, support, growth and cross-promotion.

Perspectives - 3 min read

Starting a business completely from scratch: how to wing it

Bella Starkey, owner and founder of Art & Soul shares a few helpful pointers for starting a business and setting up as a sole trader.

Founder Stories - 3 min read

The highs and lows of a social enterprise start-up

Alan Mahon is the co-founder of Brewgooder, a brewery with a conscience. Now that his start-up has turned two, he looks back on the pros and cons of launching a social enterprise.

Perspectives - 3 min read

Turning your hobby into a side hustle – Starting out

Joanna Nurse shares her know how about turning a hobby into a side hustle business whilst working full time.

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Why communities are essential for small businesses to thrive

Business owners are constantly looking for new ways to connect with other like-minded individuals and communities to learn from, to be inspired by, and to find support from others who have faced the same challenges.