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Startup Story with Chloe Salmons, from Glam By Coco

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Chloe Salmons, Founder of Glam by Coco

We’re often told to ‘follow your passion’ and ‘chase your dreams’, but how many of us are surrounded by doubt when it comes to running a business? Spoiler – a lot! Chloe Salmons, founder of Glam By Coco, felt the same. But she decided to go for it anyway. Here we chat to her about what it’s like to quit the 9-5 and start working for herself.

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I’m a developer; should I go freelance or stay full time?

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I’m a developer; should I go freelance or stay full time?

The life of a developer isn’t known for being easy — but if you’ve picked this career path, you likely love a challenge. So isn’t it a relief to know that, in spite of how confusing coding can be, you know that software development is one of the most in-demand industries globally?

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Hotel or home? How to choose your clients when forming your cleaning business

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Hotel or home? How to choose your clients when forming your cleaning business

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. And it’s one that carries very different ramifications that are significant in dictating almost every aspect of how you’ll be conducting business.

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What does it take to be a business owner?

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What does it take to be a business owner?

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 help thousands of businesses get started every year, so you could say we have some experience. Here’s what we consider to be the most important requirements for getting your business idea off the ground:

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Startup Story with George Bevis, founder of Tide

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George Bevis, Tide

In our latest interview we chat with George Bevis – founder of Tide, a business current account launched at the beginning of last year and counting 30,000+ members already – making it the fastest growing new B2B fintech in the UK ever.

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Startup Story with Sophia Matveeva, Co-Founder & CEO of Style Counsel

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Ever wondered if a clothing combo looks great, or is just plain … plain? Sophia Matveeva has come up with an app to help; Style Counsel. Simply take a snap of what you’re wearing and send the picture to the Style Counsel community, who’ll then share their expert opinions. We caught up with Sophia to chat about the app, and what it’s like running her own company. Continue reading

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Startup Story with Wholefood Heaven

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Wholefood Heaven are David and Charlotte Bailey, a husband-wife team who are cooking up a storm with their healthy street food. We first became aware of them thanks to their pitch at Whitecross Street Market, where their souped-up van consistently attracts the largest queue. And it’s easy to see why. Their now legendary Buddha Bowl is super delicious and super healthy. Then we noticed that they’d published a book. And then another!

So we decided to ask David and Charlotte about their recipe (sorry) to business success. Here’s what they told us … Continue reading

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5 reasons why working for someone else stinks… a Company Formation MadeSimple infographic

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The good old rat race. Work 9-5, Monday to Friday, enjoy the weekend and then repeat. But there’s got to be another way to do it, a fulfilling alternative. Well there is, but we’ll get to that in a bit. First, to inspire you to take action and change your life, we’ve created an infographic to highlight five reasons why working for someone else stinks. Take a look. Continue reading

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Working for other people stinks. Want to know why?

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Monday to Friday, 9-5. Boo. Weekend. Yay! Sound familiar? Of course it does. The average person spends 10.5 years of their life working, and working for someone else nonetheless. It’s pretty much how we all choose (yes choose) to live our lives. Are we suggesting there is an alternative? Another way to do it? We’ll get to that question in a bit. First let’s look at five reasons why working for someone else truly stinks. Continue reading

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