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Okay, the kids are back at school, the rain has kicked in, and here on Barclays on Mumsnet, it's time to get back to business.

Get help, advice and support for your business, from idea to expansion for each stage of your start-up journey.



Book a Barclays Business Seminar

Book an exclusive free ticket for a business seminar or locally-run clinic for business support from industry experts and get in some great networking too

Where are you on the business timeline?

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Whether you've just got the germ of an idea for a business or are looking to expand, check out your next steps.

Start your dream business


Heather Butler-Smith shares her starting-a-business tips covering everything from doing the initial research to writing that all-important business plan.

Entrepreneur personality test

Do you have a fantastic business idea? Check out this personality test and see if you've got what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur. 

What makes a good business idea?


Julie Meyer, online Dragon’s Den investor and founder and chief executive of Ariadne Capital explains how to know a great business idea from a bad one

Jargon buster


Behind every piece of seemingly meaningless jargon, there's a straightforward idea trying to get out. Here are a few of the most common business expressions explained.

How to network your business


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

VIDEO: Mumsnetters in business


Watch this series of Mumsnetter videos to see how these women are making their business dreams a reality.

VIDEO: Women in business

Chococo founder Claire Burnet

Hear how Claire Burnet, founder of Chococo, turned her passion for chocolate into a thriving family business that gave her that all-important work/life balance

Find your business mentor

Find your business mentor

Trustworthy advice is essential for life's big decisions, such as starting your own business. Here's how to find the right mentor for your start-up idea