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No matter which industry your venture navigates, start-ups and small businesses with big ideas will always be seeking knowledge. Help your business grow and thrive with our collection of content split by industry. Discover relevant articles for you, whichever profession you specialise in, from management consultants and web designers to hairdressers or private tutors.

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Charities and social enterprises

Working with the community can be extremely rewarding but there might be situations where you need extra information or a helping hand.

Read our articles about charities and social enterprises 

IT and technology

If you’re a web developer, network engineer or systems analyst, the industry you operate within is always moving forwards. Stay on the pulse with Hiscox.

Discover our IT and technology articles

Management consultants

When you run a consultancy, you’re always on the lookout for ways to solve problems. Learn more from industry experts and discover tips and tricks too.

Learn more with our management consultant articles

Hair and beauty

Looking for ways to promote your salon, or even research how to become a therapist? We have information for both experienced stylists and those just starting out.

Discover our hair and beauty articles

Retail and shops

Stay on the pulse of the high street with all the latest retail industry insights. Learn everything from building a business to developing fresh products.

Discover more in our articles about retail and shops

Marketing, media and design

This industry operates at pace, and our articles have you covered, whether you’re looking for creative inspiration or want to learn about managing risk for your start-up agency.

 Learn more with our marketing, media and design articles

Coaching, training and education

Being a coach, tutor or teacher means sharing knowledge and helping others to develop. Learn more about starting up or read inspirational stories from others in your field.

Read more with our coaching, training and education articles


As a tradesman, you juggle a variety of responsibilities on top of trying to grow your business. Stay ahead of the curve with information and insights.

Discover our tradesmen articles

Featured articles

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The 10 biggest challenges businesses face today and need consultants for

No matter what industry a business is in, there are issues to tackle every single day.

In this article, discover the 10 biggest challenges companies might need consultants for.

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The difference between a charity and a non-profit

Setting up a venture to do good and unsure whether you need to be a charity or non-profit? 

We can help you understand the difference between a non-profit organisation and charity here.

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How to become a handyman: A step-by-step guide

If you’ve decided to switch career to a new trade, you might not know where to start.

Follow this step-by-step guide from Hiscox and learn how to become a handyman.

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How to Open a Hair Salon: A step-by-step guide

Making the switch from mobile hairdresser to salon owner is rewarding yet challenging.

Welcome your clients in no time with the help of our complete guide to opening a salon.

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Managing risk in marketing, advertising and communications

Operating in creative industries largely involves being inventive and offering something unique.

This approach comes with risk – learn how to manage that within the fields of marketing, advertising and communications.


Linkee – the successful business that rejected a Dragons’ Den offer

Discover the story of the business partners that turned down an offer on Dragons’ Den. 

These entrepreneurs saw a bigger future for their family quiz – learn more about Linkee in this article.

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Starting a tutoring business

Knowing how to set up on your own can be daunting, no matter your industry or expertise.

Here we offer a helping hand for those looking to start a tutoring business.


5 steps to setting up as a management consultant

Taking the leap to be your own boss? Becoming a management consultant is a big, yet exciting move.

This article will help you with tips for how to start a consultancy business.

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Tech Track 100 – top tech, media and telecom businesses in the UK

Stay firmly on the pulse of the IT and technology industry with the help of Hiscox.

Discover the most exciting tech, media and telecom businesses in the UK in this article.

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