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An interview with Anna Ward from CakeDrop

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Anna from CakeDrop

It’s often said that you should love what you do. Well, it’s safe to say that Anna Ward loves what she does – after all she gets to work with cake every day, and who doesn’t love cake?! Anna launched CakeDrop – a cake delivery service for offices –  in July 2017 (still fresh!) and she certainly knows what it takes to get started. Here Anna talks to us about her inspiration for the delicious idea and how life has changed since launching. Enjoy…

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8 ways you know you’re an entrepreneur in the making

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8 ways you know you're an entrepreneur in the making

Business dictionary.com define an entrepreneur as “Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity”  This might describe what an entrepreneur is – but is there a set of qualities that an individual needs to become one? How do you know if you have what it takes to go it alone and start your own business? Let’s have a look at some key pointers that tell you whether you’re an entrepreneur in the making:  Continue reading

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7 funding routes to help your business grow

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7 funding routes to help your business grow

You have started a business but you’re short of one very important thing… money. Having an extra source of capital can help your business in a number of ways: You could hire new staff, acquire a new office space, build a new product, go live with a marketing campaign, and of course much more. But where on earth do you get funding from? Finding the right place for this can be tricky. With this in mind, we have done some investigating to give you an idea of the most popular funding routes available to you and your business. Read on to find out more.  Continue reading

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8 ways to become a presentation master

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8 ways to become a presentation master

After starting your business it’s likely that you’ll encounter a number of situations where you’ll need to deliver a presentation. Whilst presenting can be a nerve-wracking experience, it’s a great opportunity to really sell your business.  Continue reading

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Infographic: What’s NOT simple for the UK’s startups?

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In January 2016, with help from Virgin StartUp, Names.co.uk, Startups.co.uk and London Small Business Centre, we contacted small and micro-businesses across the UK asking them a series of questions exploring… “What’s NOT simple for UK’s startups?”. We’ve created an infographic to highlight some of the key findings. Continue reading

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6 moments of entrepreneurial inspiration from HBO’s Silicon Valley

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6 moments of entrepreneurial inspiration from HBO's Silicon Valley

The life of a startup is full of ups and downs. Fortunately, there is a simple way to prepare for the tough road ahead… watch the HBO show Silicon Valley. Whilst some shows and films may teach a few business lessons, Silicon Valley is an incredibly accurate case study that startups can genuinely learn from (whilst also being ridiculous and hilarious).  Continue reading

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Where’s my certificate of incorporation?

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Registering a company - when is the right time?

All of our company formation packages include a digital copy of the company’s certificate of incorporation (plus some of them include a hard copy of the certificate). In this post we’re going to look at how you can download your certificate as soon as your company has been formed. Continue reading

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UK limited company formation – The different company structures

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Uk limited company formation : Different company structures

Starting a limited company is one of the most popular ways for entrepreneurs to go into business in the UK. But did you know that there’s multiple ways to structure a limited company? These different structures suit different types of businesses, what’s suitable for one business may be inappropriate for another.  Continue reading

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What exactly is a startup?

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What exactly is a startup?

Startup – possibly one of the most overused words today. Startup culture, startup business, startup mentality. Some countries – Israel for example – have even been described as a startup nation. The term is clearly widespread, but what exactly does it mean to be a startup? It can’t be enough to work in a co-working space and sit on bean bags to be described as one, surely? Well as you will see in this post, there is more than one way to define a startup: Continue reading

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