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Starters series: SoGud

We’re catching up with people who used a Start Up Loan to get themselves started; SoGud did th[...]

Startup Direct partners with LawBite to offer free legal advice and an exclusive ongoing support package

We’re excited to announce our most recent partnership with online legal service, LawBite. Far from[...]

Bricks and mortar of a commercial lease: The top 5 things your startup needs to know

Taking a commercial lease of a property is complex and likely to be different to any other legal dea[...]

Storytelling for Startups by Mark Leruste

Startup Direct looks to assist entrepreneurs with the required skills to make their startup ideas an[...]

6 easy strategies to fund startups

One of the biggest challenges startup entrepreneurs face when launching a new business is tackling h[...]

Generating a winning startup business idea

3 top tips on how to generate a winning startup idea.   Generating a startup idea in the first [...]

10 reasons why you need to be at StartUp 2017

StartUp 2017 is the UK’s largest start-up show of the New Year! Returning for its third year, Star[...]

Startup Direct Mentor Ted Rowlands: The Golden Rules of mentoring

Startup Direct Mentor Ted Rowlands: The Golden Rules of mentoring At Startup Direct we are privilege[...]

Lorna Mitchell: How my independent language school startup is helping refugees

Lorna Mitchell set up The Language Studio in Wolverhampton at 24 after using her knowledge of the l[...]

How to use mentoring tools to develop your entrepreneurial skills

With the launch of the “Mentoring Toolkit” in the Mentor and Mentee handbook, here are s[...]

Working with your Business Advisor

FIRST STEPS APPLYING FOR YOU LOAN   Are you thinking in applying for a loan with us? Here is a [...]

Only need £5,000 or less? Try our fast track process

Every business is different and not everyone needs the same amount of investment. Sometimes we only [...]

With the last quarter of 2017 in sight – are your contracts up to scratch?

When was the last time you looked at your startup business contracts?  Do you have standard terms?[...]

Does better legal cover save your startup money?

Startup Direct are excited to announce that our partner, Lawbite, are running a legal masterclass fo[...]

Are you now all set to smash 2017? Top tips to gear up your startup

Are you ready to impress your target audience in 2017? Every day gives you a whole new year to plan [...]

Why “getting a mentor” should be at the top of your to-do list in 2017

By Laura Campbell, Business Advisor at Startup Direct We are all busy. Whether we are being producti[...]

How video content can help promote your startup

An increasing number of businesses now use short videos to present themselves, their marketing campa[...]

5 steps to starting a business in 2016 with Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation

5 steps to starting a business in 2016 If you have always dreamed of starting up your own business b[...]

Business mentors are the key to a successful startup

Having a mentor is one of the most underused tactics in business but one that gives some of the best[...]

Van Bulck Beers wins the 1000th Business Prize

Van Bulck Beers were the lucky winner’s of our 1000th business prize winning £6k worth of st[...]

The Entrepreneur’s Relationship with Fear (Excerpt from ‘Inside an Entrepreneur’s Mind’)

“You might fail at what you don’t love. So you might as well take a chance on what you do”   [...]

Do you know what GDPR is and how its enforcement will affect your startup?

With all the hype around GDPR and 2017’s cyber-attacks (remember what happened to the NHS?), indiv[...]

How assessing legal needs can save your startup money

I’m sure you’ll agree that all startups are keen to reduce unnecessary costs wherever possible. [...]

Business startup calculator – Find out how much you can borrow to startup today!

Every day hundreds of people come up with clever business ideas, but they are often held back by the[...]

Crucial cash flow tips for startups

It is known that one of the biggest challenges of making your startup a success is to be able to man[...]

5 top tips on how to write an exhaustive business plan

For any startup application seeking funding and mentoring, Startup Direct requires a business plan. [...]

Crowdfunding campaign for new startup – All By Mama

All By Mama a unique marketplace featuring a beautiful range of products thoughtfully created by wor[...]

2015: Year in review Startup Direct

  2015: Year in Review Successful Startups in 2015 2015 was a great year for Startup Direct fun[...]

What can the success of HiyaCar teach startups about crowdfunding?

Graeme Risby and Rob Larmour founded HiyaCar with the shared vision of revolutionising & evolvin[...]

Mentoring is not an activity it is a relationship

At Startup Direct we have a number of mentors that have successfully set up and run their own busine[...]