Category Archives: Inspiration

Starting your own dog-walking business? What you should know about the legalities

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Starting your own dog-walking business? What you should know about the legalities

So you’re thinking of becoming a professional dog walker? Welcome to a hectic, tumultuous, but rewarding new industry.

You’ll be embarking on a career with a difference, having your heartstrings tugged every day spending time with your canine clients. The role will make your days feel like a far cry from the generic office-based 9 to 5. That said, there are some legalities about dog walking you need to be aware of before getting started.

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Starting a bakery? What you need to know about marketing it

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Starting a bakery? What you need to know about marketing it

In the bakery business, we all know it’s important to make your products sell like hotcakes.

However, this is also the tricky aspect of running a successful bakery: timing. Knowing when to waft the smell of freshly baked pastel de natas down the street at just the right time during the morning commute is an art in itself. The right timing necessitates a steady flow of sales, to keep wastage low and customer satisfaction high.

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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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2018 roundup the best home businesses to start

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2018 roundup: the best home businesses to start

Home businesses have always offered a path to career success, from the earliest cottage industries through to some of today’s leading tech brands. Jeff Bezos launched his business, Amazon, from his garage in 1994; at the time of writing he’s the richest person on the planet.

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Got a home business plan? Here’s what to do next

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Got a home business plan? Here's what to do next

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?

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An interview with Jack Parsons, entrepreneur and CEO of Big Youth Group

Jack Parsons

We spoke to Jack Parsons, entrepreneur and CEO of Big Youth Group, about his experiences as a young business owner, and his hopes for the future of young people in the business world. Although the odds were stacked against him (having had a shaky childhood) he was determined to work hard and has gained awards such as the Young Digital Leader of the Year, and now works with big brands such as Google. His main focus is on helping to improve the lives of other young people.

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An interview with Aneisha Soobroyen from Scrumbles

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Aneisha and Jack with Scrumbles products

Whilst we’re all more aware than ever of what we put into our bodies, can the same be said about the food we give to our pets? Aneisha and Jack Walker spotted a gap in the market after being disappointed with the lack of choice for their dog, Smudge, and cat, Boo. Here, we speak to Aneisha about how they got started, and their hopes for the pet food industry…
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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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An interview with Ryan Panchoo from Borough 22

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Ryan Panchoo from Borough 22

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!

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An interview with Darren Spence from We Are Tea

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Darren Spence

Coffee may have once been the drink of Mondays, but a loyal nation of tea-drinkers means that many infusions and strengths can be found at your local cafe. In fact, often green tea is now just as likely to be on the drinks menu as a traditional tea for a health-conscious society.

With afternoon tea time on the rise, we were excited to speak to We Are Tea founder Darren Spence to find out what it takes to get the brew just right when it comes to building a sustainable tea business, including their take on plastic-free tea bags.
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