Careers in writing are ripe for making the transition into the world of freelancing. After all, who wouldn’t want to be their own boss?
The construction industry is booming — with almost one in five of the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses operating in the sector.
Few businesses are more rewarding for your creativity than arranging stunning bouquets. Best of all, floristry is the kind of small business you can easily run online, from the comfort of your own home.
If you’re a food lover, it can be tempting to open up your own restaurant. It offers you the opportunity to be your own boss and to have creative freedom over everything — from the menu to the interior design.
Setting up your own online jewellery shop is very doable, but it does require some homework to ensure you start on the right foot. Beyond making your designs a reality, creating a website and setting up social media accounts, you’ll need to make sure you handle the more formal side of things.
If you’re starting up your own clothing line, you’ll have put hours and hours into designing, creating and branding your products. And as any experienced clothing line entrepreneur will tell you, it’s imperative to consider trademarking your products.
Starting a production company used to be right up there with becoming an astronaut or rock star as one of those fantasy careers that mums and dads would gently dissuade their children from pursuing. Established production companies were simply too dominant, the opportunities too few and the costs too high for new companies to have a decent shot at succeeding.
The big question: residential or commercial? When you’re thinking of starting up a cleaning business, this is a decision that all cleaning businesses need to make early on.
Do you dream of running a business from home? Being able to manage your own working hours without the tiresome commute may be a goal for many, but what do you need to do to make your home business plans a reality?
Always dreamt of having your own business? Perhaps you’ve fantasised of being able to plan your own day or want control over your workload - but do you actually know what it takes to be a business owner?
We had the pleasure of speaking to Ryan Panchoo - the business owner and mastermind behind the successful gluten-free vegan doughnut sensation, Borough 22. Be right back - we’re off to get our doughnut fix!
You’ve had the dream and taken the plunge to set up a limited company, but what next? First of all, well done on deciding to start your own business - you’ve made a courageous decision in taking the first steps of your business venture!