Meet The Pitch 2023 finalists

After 500 applications and six regional finals, it’s almost time to find out who will be this year’s winner of The Pitch! Learn more about our regional finalists who will be pitching at The Pitch Final in London on Thursday 19th October. 54 startups joined us at the regional finals, with only eight making it […]

35+ great side hustle ideas to get you motivated

In the past few years, there’s been an increase in individuals setting up their own side hustle business to earn some extra income. In fact, an estimated one in five people in Britain have launched their own side hustle business since March 2020. By starting a business alongside your main job, you can reap the […]

How to decide on the right marketing metrics for your startup

Worried that you’re spreading yourself too thinly when it comes to your marketing efforts? One way to streamline your workload is to make sure you’re only focusing on what delivers results.  When you’re running a startup or side hustle, efficiency is the name of the game. It’s tempting to be on every platform to ensure […]

What the first few weeks of running a business feels like – and how to cope

Society has led us to believe that to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to have it all figured out. In reality, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Feelings of self doubt are bound to creep in, but it’s how you deal with them that leads to true success. So, we’ve shared practical strategies […]

Guide: How to create a business plan for your side hustle

All businesses should have a business plan, even if it’s still at an early stage or a side hustle. Failing to plan is planning to fail, isn’t that how the phrase goes? Not sure where to begin with your business plan? This guide will break down the six sections you need in your business plan, […]

WIN a £10k grant to transform your business with Sage and The Hundred!

The Hundred launched last summer to packed crowds across England and Wales. It’s an action-packed, 100-ball cricket competition which takes place throughout August, featuring world-class players from eight city-based women’s and men’s teams.  Enter our competition in partnership with Sage and The Hundred for a shot at winning a £10k business grant and £50k worth […]

The pros and cons of bootstrapping a business

Starting your own business is not for the faint-hearted. Not only does it require your time, energy and determination, but it also needs money – and often a lot of it.  Every new startup founder has to weigh up how they will fund their business idea. There are lots of options for financing a business, […]

A beginner’s guide to obtaining grant funding for UK startups

Business grants are widely recognised as one of the best ways to fund a startup, with countless options available for small businesses in the UK. And the best part? You don’t need to worry about paying it back. Whilst this may all sound great, obtaining grant funding does come with its challenges – the main […]