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Time for a change
Now in its 18th year (!!), we’re making some changes to Startups. They are designed to make your user experience better.
Our goal has always been to provide the best possible support to the fantastic start-up and entrepreneurial community – to do this we want the site to be leaner, faster and even more useful.
The Startups Forum will no longer be active, BUT we absolutely want to keep the dialogue open with readers. Please continue to comment and ask questions on posts, feel free to drop us an email or get involved in a discussion on social media.
To provide you with great answers to important questions, we’ve looked closely at the Forum threads you valued most and enhanced many of our guides.
We’ll be monitoring comments and discussions to inform our content – so if you want us to expand on a certain topic within an article – or have a question we haven’t answered – we’ll try our best to do so.
The majority of our content will focus more on providing the best answers to the biggest questions small business owners have.
We are focusing less on news and profiles in favour of providing even more practical content that will really help you get started, whether that’s an in-depth guide on how to start a taxi business or a blow-by-blow explanation of how to register a new business.
That’s not to say we won’t be keeping abreast of the latest start-up news or still running inspirational profiles (we absolutely will) but our main focus will be step-by-step guides, peppered with expert commentary, start-up insights and practical examples.
We’ve built a reputation for spotting trends and delivering in-depth reports that inform and inspire. Whether it’s knowing the hottest business ideas to start, finding out where the best place to locate your business, hearing how others were inspired to start a business when travelling, the best markets to set up your a stall, or who the brightest young entrepreneurs are, we’ve got it covered.
What we’re looking for from PRs
We will still be running some news stories and profiles, such as Just Started and The Entrepreneur, but primarily we’re looking for expert comments to add to our guides – as well as real-life case studies from small business owners.
And we continue to run some of the biggest and best award schemes to celebrate the UK’s greatest entrepreneurial businesses.
From our index of the country’s top 100 new businesses to the Startups Awards, which is the longest-running national scheme for start-ups, there are great ways for companies to get the recognition they deserve.
We also have Young Guns, the annual naming of entrepreneurs aged 35 or under behind 30 of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses.
Get in touch
For PR enquiries contact Julia Watts on firstname.lastname@example.org
For commercial content contact Megan Dunsby on email@example.com
For advertising enquiries contact Jon Seymour on firstname.lastname@example.org
For events enquiries contact Georgia Garofalo on email@example.com
We regret that we are unable to offer individual business advice.