The best of in 2016

We look back at some of your best-loved content. From business inspiration to ebooks to the launch of our £150,00 monthly Start-Up Series, check out our most-read articles...

2016 has been a huge year and it’s been no different for the team here at Startups Towers.

As the year draws to a close, we like to take a look back at the content we’ve published over the past 12 months.

It has always been our aim to produce engaging content that will advice, support and inspire entrepreneurs and it’s always encouraging to see that our articles have struck a chord with you; our readers.

Whether you’re a devoted reader of Startups or have come to us via Google search or social media, regardless, our biggest priority is to ensure that we deliver fantastic content that will keep you coming back for more.

From musing on Brexit and business, compiling comprehensive start-up guides, and showcasing game-changing female entrepreneurs, we hope our content resonates with you. You can expect to see more content which will encourage you to move forward with your business in 2017.

So let’s toast to an unforgettable year with a round-up of the best of 2016…

Topical content

2016…it’s been quite a year. It already seems an age since we were reporting on 5 ways Brexit could benefit your business (honest) and how your business could make money from the Pokemon Go craze

Building a website for your business idea is easier than you might think. Our online tool ranks the top website builders that offer free trials.

If you were looking for business ideas, we had lots of those:

We looked in particular at low-risk ways to start a business for under £30,000, as well as casting our eye over the best business ideas for 2016. Find out what was 2016’s most popular business idea here.

We also had some new start-up guides including how to start a food business, and how to become a freelance copywriter.

Keep an eye out for lots more business ideas from in January!

The biggest feature

As usual, we had Startups 100….stay tuned for an even bigger scheme in 2017.

A number of our Startups 100 featured in this year’s Dragons’ Den, whose reports were followed closely, along with those of The Apprentice.

The best of UK entrepreneurial talent

Other profiles we looked at were 101 British tech start-up ideas that caught our eyefemale entrepreneurs killing it in the UK start-up scene and 19 young entrepreneurs to watch.

Ideas and inspiration

We had a number of positive tales, from how one entrepreneur created a multi-million pound company despite A-level failure to how one start-up created a successful brand in an industry they knew nothing about.

We had general advice on how to come up with a business idea, the checklist every new business needs in their first 100 days and how to find the right route into funding.

We also looked at the best apps for business owners and the best big corporates looking to work with start-ups.

Top tips

…Including how to build a stellar sales team, why a mentor can be really beneficial (and how to get one) and why and how to protect your business idea.


Popular videos included tips on making a profit from day one, why starting a market stall was worth the risk for one business and how one entrepreneur started a café business.

We published eBooks…

Including our Start-up 101 series + Auto-enrolment plus 8 tips to save your start-up money

We launched two pop-up shops, ran several entrepreneurial round tables, breakfast seminars and awards dinners. Not only that, we launched our own equity investment competition: The Start-Up Series.

Looking forward to 2017

In the meantime, check out our Tech trends for 2017 and 20 rookie UK start-ups with BIG ambitions for 2017.

We hope you enjoyed this recap and have discovered articles that you may have missed!

If there is anything you would like to see on the site in the coming year whether it is a business profile or questions that we could answer with a practical guide, then please let us know.

Leave a message in our comments, post in our forum or send us a tweet @startupstowers.

We would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you very much for reading and sharing. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and we will see you in the new year!


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