A growing number of Britons have seen the appeal of launching their own business in recent years, with the number of new businesses jumping from 3.5 million in 2000 to 5.5 million in 2017.

It’s not hard to see the attraction of setting up your own start-up. You get to do work that you love, be your own boss and take responsibility for a wide variety of tasks. One thing is for sure: it’s guaranteed not to be dull.

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However, building a start-up from scratch is no mean feat. You’ll need bags of dedication, energy and passion to make your idea a reality. It’s important to be resilient and keep yourself motivated when setbacks inevitably arise.

We’ve assembled a ton of advice to help you on your way. From coming up with a business idea to putting together a team, to the operational, financial and legal side of things, we’ve got you covered. Building a business can feel like a slightly isolated endeavour at times, so we’ve also suggested some meetups you might like to check out, where you can meet fellow founders and swap tips.

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