BUSINESS GUIDES
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How to start up in 200+ sectors

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Agriculture and forestry

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Small holding

If you're aiming to earn a living from your smallholding, you'll need to be physically fit, innovative and enjoy working outdoors in all weathers. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your smallholding venture.

Automotive

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Tyre fitter

The tyre fitting market is very competitive and independents need to offer a quality service to compete against the national fast-fit chains. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own tyre fitting business.

Business services

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Management consultant

If you're skilled at helping businesses to operate smoothly, setting up as a management consultant might be the right option for you. Our guide gives you all the essentials you need for starting up and running your own business.

Construction

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Fencing contractor

Fencing contractors put up permanent and temporary fences, gates, screens and other barriers on domestic, commercial and agricultural property. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own fencing business.

Consumer services

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Dressmaker

As a skilled dressmaker you are likely to offer a range of services, from creating bespoke outfits for weddings and other occasions to repairs and alterations. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own dressmaking business.

Healthcare

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Homeopath

Homeopathy has received some negative press in recent years but many people remain convinced that it is an effective treatment for a range of conditions. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own homeopathy clinic.

Hospitality and catering

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Ice cream parlour

Ice cream is a treat that everyone loves, especially when the weather's hot and sunny. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own ice cream parlour in our practical guide.

Leisure

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Golf pro

Golf pros are highly skilled golfers who are trained in teaching and services like club repair. Most take on the responsibility of running a golf club's pro shop. Our guide will help you start up and run your own golf pro business.

Manufacturing

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Pottery

Good artistic, design and practical skills are essential if you want to set up a pottery. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own business in our practical guide.

Retail and wholesale

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Butcher

Craft butchers have excellent cutting skills and product knowledge and look to source the best quality meat to help build up a loyal customer base. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own business.

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.