BUSINESS GUIDES
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How to start up in 200+ sectors

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Agriculture and forestry

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Vet

As a qualified and experienced vet you may decide to set up your own practice. Will you specialise in companion animals or large animals? Check out our practical guide for help with starting and running your own veterinary practice.

Automotive

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Windscreen services

The windscreen repair market is competitive and independents need to offer something special to compete, for example a mobile or 24 hour service. Our guide gives you the essentials for starting up and running your own windscreen business.

Business services

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Sign writer

You'll need to have good design, IT and practical skills if you want to offer traditional or computer-based sign writing services. Our practical guide will help you start up and run your own sign writing business.

Construction

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Painter

If you've got practical skills and are looking for a varied working pattern, setting up as a decorator might be an option for you. Our guide gives you all the essentials for starting up and running your own painting and decorating business.

Consumer services

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Language school

Language schools teach English to foreign students and schools with students from all over the world are more heavily regulated than those with only EU students. Our guide covers the key issues for starting and running your own school.

Healthcare

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Osteopath

If you're a trained and qualified osteopath you might decide to set up your own clinic. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own business in our practical guide.

Hospitality and catering

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Sandwich bar

Sandwich bars may sell made-to-order sandwiches and pre-packed items, as well as offering a delivery service to local businesses. You'll find all you need to start up and run your own business in our practical guide.

Leisure

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Mobile DJ

If you love music and dance and want a flexible working pattern, becoming a mobile DJ might be a good choice. Our guide covers the key issues for starting and running your own business.

Manufacturing

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Blacksmith

​Blacksmiths are skilled metal workers who create practical or decorative items, often to the customer's specification. Check out our guide for starting and running your own blacksmith's business.

Retail and wholesale

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Clothes shop

Sales of clothing continue to increase each year and consumers show no signs of falling out of love with spending money on fashion. Get the essentials for starting up and running your own clothes shop in our practical guide.

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.