Launching a business can be many things – liberating, rewarding and at times challenging. Read our articles for a helping hand with everything from drafting a business plan to getting the right insurance.
Small business stories
Business founders' experiences can prove useful for entrepreneurs of the future. Those who have done it successfully are fountains of knowledge on the practicalities of launching a start-up.
Freelancers and contractors
Becoming your own boss can pay dividends – quite literally – but the benefits come with added responsibility. Our blog is filled with insightful tales and top tips for professionals who dream of going solo.
How to become a contractor
Are you interested in becoming a contractor? Taking the initial steps could be easier than you think, whether you'd work as a specialist IT contractor or provide general business support.
Read our step-by-step guide to becoming a contractor to find out more.
Is side hustle culture the new norm?
Many entrepreneurs with great business ideas aren't ready to quit the day job. Working on side projects can be a great way to generate extra income or test out a business idea.
Read our exploration of side hustle culture
Introducing the hot tub entrepreneur
Hiscox has worked with many successful start-ups. In this article, we speak to one founder about how they did it.
Small business quiz
How clued-up are you about the ins and outs of running a small business? Our quiz runs through the basics.
How to start a consultancy business
Are you a knowledgeable manager who dreams of advising organisations as an independent management consultant? Our guide explains how to get started.
Read the five steps to becoming a management consultant
How to become a handyman
Knowing which drill bit to use for any job and being a dab-hand at DIY could be a great starting point to launching a handyman business.
Learn more with our guide to becoming a handyman
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