BUSINESS GUIDES
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How to start up in 200+ sectors

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Agriculture and forestry

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Livery stables

If you love horses and working outdoors, running a livery stable could be the right choice for you. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own business.

Automotive

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Car repairer

Independent car repairers mostly work on older cars, with quite a lot of work being generated from vehicles that fail the MOT test. Our guide gives you all the essentials for starting up and running your own repair business.

Business services

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Courier service

Couriers have benefited from the explosion in the popularity of online shopping as well as from private individuals buying and selling items on eBay. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your courier business.

Construction

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Carpet fitter

Demand for carpet fitting services is closely linked to performance in the housing market and the economy. Our easy-to-follow guide will help you to start up and run your own carpet fitting business.

Consumer services

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Burglar alarm fitter

Theft is still a big problem in many areas and home and business owners are willing to invest in security devices to protect their property. Our guide gives you the essentials for starting up and running your own alarm fitting business.

Healthcare

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Chinese herbalist

Traditional Chinese medicine is becoming more accepted in the UK as people seek out alternatives to conventional treatments. Read our in-depth practical guide to starting up and running your own herbal medicine practice.

Hospitality and catering

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Fish and chips

People love eating fish and chips served from the many thousands of takeaway and eat-in fish and chip shops in the UK. Get the essentials for starting up and running your own fish and chip shop from our practical guide.

Leisure

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Golf driving range

Driving ranges attract a wide range of customers, from families wanting a fun leisure activity to serious golfers refining their technique. Read our in-depth practical guide to starting up and running your own driving range.

Manufacturing

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Factory based

Manufacturing businesses in the UK produce a wide range of products. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own manufacturing business.

Retail and wholesale

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Art shop

Art shops supply the essentials used by amateur and professional artists and art students. Get the essentials for starting up and running your own art shop in our practical guide.

Transport

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Minicab

Looking for flexible and varied driving work? Running a minicab business might fit the bill. Our easy-to-follow guide will help you to start up and run your own business.