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Recruitment is one of the most important processes a business can go through. Agora makes sure you get it right by combining unique market insight and complete transparency with fast-paced delivery.

In this hub, you’ll learn how to bring essential skills into your business, build up your team and market your business effectively.

  • Nine purpose-led startups saving our environment

    The market for sustainable products is steadily growing as consumers search for more environmentally friendly alternatives to everyday items.  During The Pitch 2022, a huge number of entries came from purpose-led startups. More than 50% of finalists in The Pitch 2022 were purpose led, including the overall winner. It’s no surprise that purpose has become […]

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  • The ultimate guide to scaling your startup team from zero to 20 employees

    Most startup founders end up doing everything themselves to save money in their first few years. However, once the business gains traction, it’s important to look at how you can bring in new skills and scale your startup team. Scaling means that you’re able to increase your output exponentially while keeping costs low. It’s different […]

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  • How to run your first ecommerce ad campaign

    Once you’ve launched your new ecommerce store, it might feel like a good time to press pause and celebrate. But the hard work is far from over: getting people to visit your shop is your next challenge.  The internet is an extremely competitive space. There are no guarantees that anyone will find your store among […]

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  • How to stay productive when you’ve got a tiny startup team

    In a small team, it’s common to feel like you have too much to do with too few resources. Making sure you use your time wisely is vital, particularly when your startup is growing fast. With a reported 42% of small business owners experiencing burnout, founders need to build sustainable systems that are good for […]

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  • How to create an amazing product explainer video

    With platforms like YouTube and TikTok thriving, video is one of the best ways to reach and engage with customers online. Want to take advantage of the trend? Film a product explainer video for your startup. A product explainer video does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a chance for you to explain […]

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  • Win £1,000 towards freelance services with Fiverr

    This competition has now closed. But, you can still get 10% discount off Fiverr’s services using the code THEPITCH10 This month, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Fiverr to give you the chance to win £1,000 worth of credits to spend on freelance services on their platform! Bringing in extra support when you need […]

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  • How to write a powerful startup homepage that improves your conversion

    Writing a powerful website homepage for your startup is a challenging task. You need to effectively convey who you are, what you do and why that matters – and you only have a few hundred words to do so. Your homepage is the most important page on your website. It’s often the entry point for […]

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  • Guide: Ten steps to help you set up your business

    Setting up a new business is an exciting time – it’s fast-paced, creative and you’ll need to think on your feet.  But each business owner will come up against different hurdles and no two journeys are ever the same. That can make it difficult to know how to approach a new business and what steps […]

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  • Hiring freelancers: A fast way for startups to bring in expertise

    Most startup owners will consider taking on a freelancer at some point. Whether it’s to plug a skills gap, manage a sudden spike in demand or free you up to focus on growing the business, freelancers bring in targeted help when you need it the most.  As of February 2022, there were around 4.23 million […]

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  • We’re helping 3,000 startups get investment-ready in 2021

    The Pitch startup competition

    The Pitch is on a mission to give 3,000 startups the support they need to secure investment this year.  We’re launching a hybrid programme of online learning and live semi-final events to give founders the network and support they need to raise funding. We wanted to share what we have planned for 2021 and how […]

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