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Never lose your child again

10:48PM | Wednesday, 13 October 2010 |  US company Safetytat has come up with a solution to alleviate parents’ fears of “misplacing” their child.

Picking the right business partner

10:25PM | Tuesday, 12 October 2010 |  Like clients, partners should share our values in business.

Home is where the cash savings are

10:16PM | Monday, 11 October 2010 |  The widespread shunning of shared houses or mortgages by young people should provide food for thought for budding entrepreneurs.

From worker to start-up - how to plan your escape

10:58PM | Monday, 11 October 2010 |  Most people who launch a start-up venture are aware of the heavy sacrifices they will need to make for their business to really fly. But few have taken a break from a career working as a medical doctor to focus on developing a start-up IT company.

Top 10 small business scams

10:51PM | Thursday, 7 October 2010 |  For as long as there’s been money to made, unscrupulous types have attempted to get their hands on it using devious means.

Mumpreneurs' secrets of success

10:57PM | Tuesday, 5 October 2010 |  They might be juggling naptimes, school runs and mashed banana, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for starting a business.

Tomorrow's start-up opportunities

9:24PM | Tuesday, 28 September 2010 |  We run down the five best (and the five worst) start-up ideas for 2011.

How to write a successful business plan

9:31AM | Friday, 24 September 2010 |  The founder of start-up business Sweet Leaf Tea explains how to write a business plan.

Start with the right structure

9:26PM | Wednesday, 22 September 2010 |  Selecting the right structure is one of the most important decisions you can make when starting up a business.

Out of the box

9:26PM | Tuesday, 21 September 2010 |  Some of the best start-up ideas sprout from hum-drum daily chores.