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Whether you're after start-up help, tips on running a small business, cybercrime advice, or updates on the latest rules and regs, we've got it covered.

Is employee illness damaging the health of your business?

Can small business health insurance and wellbeing plans help both you and your staff? Yep. Say hello to productivity and goodbye to presenteeism.

How long hours and stress are the cue to quit for IT pros

1 in 6 IT pros are considering quitting due to the impact of long working hours and stress, our survey reveals. Here's why - and what you can do about it.

Copyright architectural drawings: how architects can protect intellectual property

Architects must share their drawings when pitching, but how can they protect their intellectual property? Are architectural drawings protected by copyright?

Out of the mouths of architects

Wish you could pick other architects’ brains before setting up your business? Well, no need because we’ve done it for you. Take a look at these top tips...

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What to include in an architect’s business plan – advice from one architect to another

What do experienced architects wish they'd known before they set up on their own? Advice for architects on writing a business plan.

Architect Q&A: How to start an architecture firm

We spoke to Simon Laird of Simon Laird Associates about how he came to start his own architecture firm, what he learned, and what advice he'd give a newbie.

Hours worked by new architecture firms

Starting your own business is tempting. How many hours can someone starting their own architecture practice expect to work?

Starting an architecture practice – the nine year itch

At what point in their career do architects consider starting an architecture practice? What are the pros and cons of going it alone as an architect?

A quick guide to photo competitions

Are photography competitions worth it? You be the judge with our guide to what photo competitions there are and what you need to do to enter.

Professional photographers associations: are they worth it?

There are quite a number of trade associations for professional photographers in the UK - but are they worth joining? And what do you get for your money?

Photographer Q&A: LaFemme Portrait

We talk to Sarah from boutique studio La Femme Portrait about the life of a professional photographer, and all the ups and downs that come with it

Photography franchises: what you need to know

Is buying in to a franchise a good way to start your career as a professional photographer?