Category Archives: Business Startup

Bootstrapping Preferred Funding Model for Startups


In The Company Warehouse’s new report on Startup Funding we found that bootstrapping was the preferred funding model among the early stage startups. We spoke to a range of early stage startups who had all registered a company or sale trader business within the last 18 months. 56% of these startups were using their own […]

What is the Average Startup Budget?


The Company Warehouse’s research on Startup Funding found that the average budget for new UK startup businesses is £5,000. Our research focussed on early stage startups who had completed a limited company formation or sole trader business registration within the last 18 month. We found that the majority of entrepreneurs we spoke to had relatively […]

How to Make Sure Your Startup Succeeds


Thinking of starting a new business? You’re not alone. The number of new companies registered in the UK reached a record high this year, with 53,000 in May and 38,000 dissolved, pushing company formation numbers up to 3,721,493, the highest ever recorded. Although this spike in company formation numbers is encouraging, the sobering fact remains that only […]

How to Network Effectively


It’s no secret that strong networking skills are an essential component of any entrepreneurs’ skill set. The ability to network effectively can make the difference between leaving an event having laid the foundation for future relationships, or with nothing. With a limited amount of time and a room full of potential contacts, it’s important to […]

Finding Funding for Innovative Startup Businesses


A common issue for many first time entrepreneurs is knowing what sources of funding are available and how to go about getting them. For businesses with high startup costs, or where product development is needed, lack of appropriate funding often means businesses don’t get started at all. Once possible funding sources have been identified it […]