BUSINESS GUIDES
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Agriculture and forestry

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Organic farm

Demand for organic produce is growing but remember that your land must be certified as organic and you must be registered with a body like the Soil Association. Our guide will help you start up and run your own organic farm business.

Automotive sector

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Classic car restorer

Sales of classic cars have been booming in recent years, providing opportunities for the restoration sector. Get the essentials for starting up and running your own classic car restoration business in our practical guide.

Business services

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Staff agency

Staff agencies meet the temporary and permanent staffing requirements of businesses in their area and many offer other services like HR, payroll and training. Our guide covers the key issues for starting and running your own agency.

Construction sector

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Construction based

Construction firms provide their services to domestic and commercial clients as well as to organisations like local authorities. Our guide gives you all the essentials for starting up and running your own construction business.

Consumer services

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Childminder

Childminders care for young children in their own homes and there are strict rules covering the number of children they're allowed to look after. Read our in-depth practical guide to starting up and running your own childminding business.

Health sector

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Chiropodist

Chiropody is provided by registered practitioners working in private practice and in the NHS. Our guide gives you all the essentials for starting up and running your own chiropody practice.

Catering and hospitality

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Hotel

Hotels and the customers they attract vary hugely depending on their location, the facilities they offer and quality of the accommodation. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own hotel.

Leisure

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Entertainer

Entertainers may perform in pubs and clubs, at weddings, private parties or business functions. Get the essentials for starting up and running your own business as an entertainer in our practical guide.

Manufacturing

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Food manufacturer

Food manufacturers produce a huge range of goods, from speciality items sold through independent delicatessens to everyday products sold in supermarkets. Our guide will help you start up and run your own food manufacturing business.

Retail and wholesale

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Bakery

With the Great British Bake Off phenomenon and the resurgence in demand for artisan breads, craft bakeries are making something of a comeback. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own bakery.

Transport

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Removals

If you want to offer removals services you'll need to decide who your customers will be - domestic households or commercial organisations. You'll find all you need to start up and run your removals business in our practical guide.