How to start a business

Startup stories: advice for new business owners

Small business owners have been telling us about the challenges they faced when starting up, and giving advice to new business owners. Our start-up story videos will put you in the picture.

Roc Technologies:

Fast growth start-up success

Choosing the right business tools helped Roc Technologies achieve 315% growth and a place on the Sunday Times Sage Start-Up Track 15. Co-founder Mike Hockey tells how.

Read Roc Technologies' story.


A successful formula for great results

The co-founders of peer-to-peer lending service MarketInvoice reveal their journey to success and recognition on the Sunday Times Sage Start-Up Track 15.

Read MarketInvoice's story.


The cashflow challenge

Malk Elliott tells us about his inspiration for starting Inksville, his t-shirt printing company, and the importance of managing his cashflow.

Hardy Gibson:

Recognising your potential

David Hardy of audio & lighting provider Hardy Gibson Ltd. shares what he's learned to help him maximise the potential in his business.

Mojoa Hair & Beauty:

Standing out from the crowd

Mojoa Hair &Beauty Salon are growing their business by giving their customers an experience that is a cut above. Owners Joa Crane and Simone Bosomworth share some of their secrets.

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