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8 Essential Steps to Achieve Anything

Posted: 18th November 2015

1. Give your project a name, and bring it to life! In simple terms, a project is defined as “any activity or sequence of activities that have a beginning and…

Glamping in the countryside – Starting a Glamping Business

Posted: 18th November 2015

Glamping – it wasn’t even a word 5 years ago and now it’s the hottest holiday choice. When deciding on your location, obviously it is desirable to be based close…

How to start a bed and breakfast business

Posted: 18th November 2015

An increasing number of people are turning away from highly stressed office jobs to move to the country and set up their own business. And for many the first business…

Opening a tea room

Posted: 18th November 2015

As a nation of tea lovers it should be enough to open your doors and pour steaming brown liquid into hefty mugs for grateful customers; but liquid refreshment is competitive…

How to Start a Handbag Business

Posted: 18th November 2015

Fashion is a notoriously fickle business; chewing up and spitting out many new designers. However with careful thought and planning, an accessories business can transcend fashion, especially if the handbags…

Opening an online haberdashery store

Posted: 18th November 2015

Home-made is the new vintage and the sewing bug is everywhere; TV programmes, celebrity interest, clubs and books are helping sewing, knitting, quilting and embroidery make a welcome return. So…

Opening a Deli

Posted: 18th November 2015

Survey: Enthusiasm is a vital part of starting a business, it’s what makes everything happen but don’t let it get in the way of clear thinking. Just because you think…

Exhibition Planning

Posted: 18th November 2015

Getting your exhibition strategy right calls for careful planning… …and a lot of hard work. Fiona Humberstone, author of Exhibit!: The SME’s guide to using Exhibitions to Grow your Business,…

Starting in soap

Posted: 17th November 2015

Making your own soap and toiletries can be a very rewarding and lucrative hobby; there is a big market for natural and wholesome skincare which contains local ingredients with names…

WiRE Guide to Great Networking

Posted: 9th November 2015

WiRE Networking Means Business Networking is about support, inspiration and motivation. It’s about sharing ideas knowledge and expertise and helping each other to be successful, but it’s also about getting…