BUSINESS GUIDES
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How to start up in 200+ sectors

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Agriculture and forestry

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Turf supplier

If you're knowledgeable about growing turf and prepared to work outside in all weathers, then a turf supply venture might be the right option. Check out our practical guide for help with starting and running your own turf supply business.

Automotive

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Car valeter

Demand for car valeting and hand car washing services has grown in recent years and this is a popular low cost start-up venture. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your valeting business.

Business services

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Record label

Independent labels have benefited from the resurgence in sales of vinyl records in recent years, although some cut costs by releasing only digital music. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own record label business.

Construction

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Joiner

If you're practical and enjoy working with wood, setting up as a joiner could be for you. Our guide covers the key issues for starting and running your own business.

Consumer services

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Dry cleaner

Dry cleaning businesses clean textile items that can't be wet washed. Some position themselves as 'multi-service' outlets to attract as many customers as possible. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own dry cleaners.

Healthcare

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Optician

If you're a trained and qualified optician you might decide to go into business on your own. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own practice in our practical guide.

Hospitality and catering

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Public house

Pub numbers have fallen in recent years but there's still demand for pubs that offer great food and well kept beer. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own pub in our practical guide.

Leisure

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Ice cream van

Although numbers are not as high as they used to be ice cream vans are still very popular with children and families, especially when the sun shines. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own mobile catering business.

Manufacturing

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Rural crafts

Thinking of running a shop selling craft objects like ceramics or handmade leather bags? Our guide gives you all the essentials for starting up and running your own rural crafts business.

Retail and wholesale

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Carpet shop

Sales of carpets and other floor coverings are linked to the number of housing transactions and to how much money consumers have in their pockets. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own carpet shop.

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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.