Start Ups

An independent, online resource for anyone starting and growing a business.

Established in 2000, we are the UK’s largest, longest serving, and most comprehensive small business advice platform, covering everything you need to know to start, buy, run, or sell a business.

In 2018, 99.3% of all private sector businesses in the UK were small businesses. These businesses generated a combined annual turnover of £2 trillion, and accounted for 60% of all private sector employment. In short, the UK’s small business community is the backbone of the economy.

That’s why exists: to make sure our vibrant enterprise sector continues to thrive in the future, through small business ideas, free business advice, and business inspiration. offers a wealth of evergreen business advice for entrepreneurs at any stage on their business journey.

Whether your ambitions extend to a local high street shop or a global enterprise, the following sections provide invaluable advice, business inspiration and support.

  • Regions: East Riding, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire
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