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The content here concentrates on key challenges faced by founders running a side hustle, such as organising your finances, staying productive and finding a work-life balance.

  • Turning your hobby into a side hustle – and how to know whether it will work

    Ever wondered if the hobby that eats up all your spare time could be turned into a business that makes you money? Starting with a side hustle can be the perfect testing ground to find out. It’s a common scenario: you’re passionate about a particular hobby and spend every spare minute you have doing it. […]

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  • Building a community around your side hustle

    Building a community is essential for any business, but as a side hustler it’s especially important. Having a group of people who can act as brand advocates will help you raise awareness and grow sales.  A community is a group of people you bring together who share the same values as your business and have […]

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  • The Pitch 2022 Side Hustle winner: Kate from Rowdy Kind

    We’re proud to announce that The Pitch 2022 Side Hustle winner is Kate from Rowdy Kind. Kate and co-founder Anne Marie are on a mission to “to make bath time sustainable” and they’ve already saved 30,000 plastic bottles from landfill. Kate was shocked to hear the news. “I’ve been so impressed with everyone else. I’ve […]

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  • How to test your side hustle idea for next to nothing

    There’s no way to tell definitively if that side hustle you’ve been planning will take off or not, but you can get a pretty good indication by testing it. If you’re clever, you don’t need to cough up hefty sums for the process, either.  Testing out your side hustle idea will give you some important […]

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  • Guide: Getting your side hustle finances organised

    Many people are happy to keep things small and treat their side hustle as a profitable passion project – but what happens if you feel ready to take it to the next level? As your side hustle grows, understanding your finances becomes more important. You’ll need to know how to forecast the money coming in […]

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  • How to raise funding for your side hustle

    Starting your own business might be the most rewarding thing you’ve ever done – but it can also be risky. There is a lot of financial uncertainty involved and it’s difficult to know if the gamble will pay off.  That’s why a popular approach among entrepreneurs is to start their projects without giving up their day […]

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  • A guide to staying healthy and productive when running a side hustle

    The idea of a side hustle sounds great, doesn’t it? It’s a low-risk way to test out a business idea, plus it can challenge you creatively and help bring in extra cash. However, it’s not always easy. Working two jobs at once means that it becomes much more difficult to find enough time in the […]

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  • How Ryan from Borough 22 grew from a side hustler to full-time entrepreneur

    We recently spoke with Ryan Panchoo, CEO of Borough 22, a vegan and gluten free doughnut business. Together we discussed his journey from when he first started his business as a side hustle, to becoming a full-time business owner. Are you a founder of a startup working part-time? Are you wondering whether to go full-time? […]

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  • Making the leap from part-time side hustle to full-time entrepreneur

    Many thriving businesses started as side hustles, but it can be hard to know how to transition from a successful sideline to the real deal. We spoke to several business owners about the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. Side hustles have become big news in the past few years. Research suggests that […]

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  • Businesses have only weeks to comply with Making Tax Digital for VAT

    All VAT-registered businesses, no matter how small, must be compliant with the latest Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules from April to avoid penalties from HMRC. As of January, the latest data from HMRC shows that only a third of VAT-registered businesses with taxable turnover below £85,000 have signed up to MTD for VAT ahead of […]

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