BUSINESS GUIDES
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How to start up in 200+ sectors

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Agriculture and forestry

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Tree surgeon

You'll need a head for heights and good practical skills to work as a tree surgeon and you'll have to put in place excellent safety procedures. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your tree services business.

Automotive

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Used car dealer

A good reputation for quality vehicles is essential if you're thinking of selling used cars. Check out our practical guide for help with starting and running your second hand car retailing business.

Business services

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Office based

Lots of different types of business are run from an office such as consultancies, agencies and other service providers. Check out our practical guide for help with starting and running your own office-based business.

Construction

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Interior designer

Good design and communication skills are essential if you want to work as an interior designer. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own interior design business in our practical guide.

Consumer services

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Driving school

Driving instructors train learner drivers to pass their driving tests and may also provide other post-test services like motorway driving tuition. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own driving school.

Healthcare

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Nutritional therapist

If you're qualified to advise people on what to eat to improve their health, setting up as a nutritional therapist might be the right option. Our guide gives you the essentials you need for starting up and running your own business.

Hospitality and catering

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Pizza delivery

Pizza is one of Britain's most popular meals so there could be room for a pizza delivery service in your area. Our easy-to-follow guide will help you to start up and run your own delivery business.

Leisure

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Holiday lettings

Holiday lettings have been boosted by the resurgence in popularity of the British holiday and by the UK's popularity as a destination with foreign tourists. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own lettings business.

Manufacturing

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Printer

You'll need to be trained and experienced - in traditional and digital printing methods - if you want to set up as a commercial printer. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own printing business.

Retail and wholesale

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C-store

Convenience retailing is big business, with many consumers now choosing to make fewer large 'shops' and top up more often from convenience stores instead. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own c-store.

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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.