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Making the first year count | Barclays

Business start-ups, from Barclays

Making the first year count 

You've done it, you're in business – now make it count. They say the first 12 months is crucial, so get the support you need to get your business moving in the right direction – up! 


Make friends and influence people


Amanda Christie, co-founder and MD of dating website mysinglefriend.com, shares her top tips on networking and making the most of who you know.

Workfest 2013


Okay, what do you get when you take 200 or so Mumsnetters; leading experts from the world of business, media, marketing, fashion, retail, including co-founders of Mumsnet themselves, Carrie Longton and Justine Roberts; a few goody bags; lots of teas and coffee; and lots of inspirational tips, advice and reassuring wisdom? The first ever Mumsnet Workfest event, sponsored by Barclays, of course!

VIDEO: Liz Taylor

Liz Taylor

She started with nothing and turned her company into a thriving events management business. Find out how Liz Taylor made Taylor Lynn Corporation a success.

Expert Q&A running a business

Dos and donts

Barclays Business Marketing expert, Travers Clarke Walker and founder of Naturally Cool Kids, Fiona Wood answer your business questions.