BUSINESS GUIDES
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How to start up in 200+ sectors

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Agriculture and forestry

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Farm shop

Farm shops serve their local communities and have also gained popularity with tourists wanting to buy locally produced food items. Our guide covers the key issues for starting and running your own farm shop.

Automotive sector

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Car bodyshop

Car bodyshops provide a range of services to vehicle owners, such as repairing accident damage, respraying an entire vehicle and fitting modifications. Our easy-to-follow guide will help you to start up and run your own bodyshop.

Business services

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Waste collection

You'll need to comply with lots of environmental legislation if you're planning to offer waste disposal services. Read our in-depth practical guide to starting up and running your waste collection business.

Construction sector

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Plasterer

If you're an experienced plasterer you might decide to set up your own business, offering a range of different plastering, dry lining and other services. Our easy-to-follow guide will help you start up and run your own plastering business.

Consumer services

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Estate agent

Estate agents earn commission from selling houses and may also generate extra fees from other services like lettings, valuations and surveys. Our guide covers the key issues for starting and running your own estate agency.

Health sector

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Pharmacy

As a trained and qualified pharmacist you might decide to set up your own pharmacy. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own business in our practical guide.

Catering and hospitality

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Cafe

The eating out market is huge but also very competitive, with many chains that offer a variety of food from different countries competing with independent businesses. Read our practical guide to starting up and running your own café.

Leisure

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Night club

There's a lot of legislation you'll need to comply with if you're thinking of running a late night leisure outlet. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own night club business in our practical guide.

Manufacturing

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Blacksmith

​Blacksmiths are skilled metal workers who create practical or decorative items, often to the customer's specification. Check out our guide for starting and running your own blacksmith's business.

Retail and wholesale

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Computer shop

Computer retailers supply hardware, software and related services to domestic and business customers. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own computer shop.

Transport

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Coach firm

Private coach firms may offer local bus services to fare paying passengers, possibly on routes subsidised by the local authority, or they may take on private hire work. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own coach firm.