Small Business Britain

From legal compliance to digital marketing, grow your business with resources written by industry experts. Make sure you read our guide to starting a business and don’t forget to organise business insurance. Thea Paraskevaides , 35, founded Beaumont Music ten years ago, originally to make musical instruments. But she quickly realised there was more business potential in making instrument accessories.

Ultimately, the best plan of attack for these new business ideas is to use a combination of your own Shopify site and third-party platforms. Between YouTube, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, TikTok, and all the other social networks available, brands need help managing their accounts. A social media manager is responsible for creating and analyzing content for brands’ social accounts.

Dropshipping is a low-investment way to test product-market fit and launch a business before you invest in your own original products. Just be sure to always order a sample for yourself to make sure your supplier is reliable and that the quality of the products is fit for selling to your customers. You still need to come up with a solid idea, build a brand, put effort into marketing, and provide excellent customer service. But there are ways you can bypass many traditional startup costs, such as initial inventory, warehousing, and retail space. Discover how FSB membership can support and protect your business with 24/7 legal and HR advice, built-in legal and tax insurance, financial expertise and more. Remember, business finance is a complex topic, so it’s important to speak to a professional financial advisor or accountant if you’re not sure of anything.

You can use these skills, as well as the internet and some local contacts, to help people track down the impossible. You can grow loads of different fruit, veg and herbs at home – so many that we’ve even got a guide to it. So do your fellow students a massive favour by starting a review site for accommodation in the area.

Start accepting Amex today and find out how Shop Small can help your business. From free materials to the Shop Small Map, you’ll get more with Amex. XenApp, XenDesktop, XenMobile and XenServer are part of the Xen® family of products.

This insurance also covers you if a customer or member of the public becomes ill or suffers an injury as a result of a product you have supplied. For example, if the heel snaps off a shoe someone has bought from you, causing them to fall over, or if a cupcake you sell at an event makes someone sick. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.