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How to start a business if you love the great outdoors

Posted: 2nd May 2016

If the idea of sitting behind a desk day in, day out fills you with horror. Don’t despair you can still start and grow a successful business, where the only…

Starting a… Business in Knitting

Posted: 13th January 2016

For pleasure, for fun, for therapy, for charity or for profit; there is no doubt that knitting is one of the nation’s favourite pastimes. There is undoubtedly a “Handmade Revolution”…

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…

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…

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 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…

Before you Set Up in Business

Posted: 8th September 2015

5 things to consider from Anna Goodwin 1. Why is setting up in business the right thing for you? There are several reasons why you might want to set up in…

5 Steps to Starting an Email Newsletter

Posted: 28th May 2014

  A regular email newsletter is a powerful tool for building relationships, informing and educating your customers and gaining repeat business. Here’s what to do: Build a mailing list of…