BUSINESS GUIDES
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Agriculture and forestry

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Farrier

Farriers attend to horses' feet and re-shoe them using correctly sized ready-made shoes or bespoke shoes made from metal. The work requires skill and physical fitness. Our guide will help you to start up and run your own farriery business.

Automotive

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Car alarm fitter

Although new vehicles come fitted with effective security systems, many owners upgrade them. Owners of valuable classic vehicles are also key customers. Read our guide to starting up and running your own alarm fitting business.

Business services

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Contract cleaner

Although demand for contract cleaning services is steadily growing, it's a very competitive sector where rates are kept low. Check out our practical guide for starting and running your own contract cleaning business.

Construction

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Builders merchant

Builders' merchants supply local trades-people with all the materials they need. Most open early and offer delivery and account terms as standard. Read our practical guide to starting up and running your own builders' merchant business.

Consumer services

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Boarding kennel

Boarding kennels offer pet boarding services to owners that are going on holiday or who want their animals cared for during the day when they're at work. Check out our guide for starting and running your own animal boarding business.

Healthcare

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Care home

Care homes provide residential and sometimes nursing care to elderly and other residents in a sector that is quite heavily regulated. Read our practical guide to starting up and running your own care home.

Hospitality and catering

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Chinese catering

Chinese food is very popular in the UK and recent years have seen the arrival of restaurants offering regional food such as Sichuan alongside the more established Cantonese. Our guide will help you start up and run your own restaurant.

Leisure

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Cycling event organiser

The popularity and profile of cycling events has been boosted by the success of British competitors in a variety of cycling disciplines on the global stage. Check out our guide for starting and running your own cycling events business.

Manufacturing

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Clothing manufacturer

Recent market trends have benefited UK clothing manufacturers as many large retailers have 'reshored' all or part of their product sourcing. Our guide covers the key issues for starting and running your own clothes manufacturing business.

Retail and wholesale

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Art gallery

Art galleries usually showcase the work of artists that the owner is passionate about and which the gallery receives a commission for selling. Get the essentials for starting up and running your own gallery in our practical guide.

Transport

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Limousine hire

Make people's weddings and special occasions complete by offering luxury vehicle hire. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own limo hire business.