How to start a photography business

Starting up

20 November 2020

Starting your own photography business requires a lot of work to make it successful. Read AXA's guide to find out all you need to know about the process.

2023 Startup Angel winner: Olivia Hylton
AXA Startup Angel winner: Sistren

Starting up

15 August 2023

Introducing our AXA Startup Angel winners for 2023: Sistren.

Winner of 2023 Startup Angel - Hanan Tantush
AXA Startup Angel winner: Intotum

Starting up

14 August 2023

Introducing our AXA Startup Angel winners for 2023: Intotum.

A male florist working on a flower arrangement
How to start a floristry business

Starting up

22 June 2023

If you have a budding interest in floristry read this guide to getting started.

How to freelance
What’s it like to found a startup?

Starting up

22 May 2023

If you're starting a business, here's a few things you may want to prepare for.

AXA Startup Angels 2023
How to win: advice from the 2023 judges

Starting up

14 March 2023

Read the judges' best advice for entrants to the AXA Startup Angel competition.

2022 AXA Startup Angel Winners
AXA Startup Angel 2022 winners advice

Starting up

13 March 2023

Considering applying for AXA Startup Angel? Get advice from our 2022 winners.

Are business partners key to success?

Starting up

3 March 2023

Starting up on your own could be daunting, so is a business partner the key?

Tradesman, Steve Hollands, hard at work in his joinery business
Small Business Stories: Steve Hollands

Starting up

30 December 2022

Tradesman Steve talks about running his own carpentry business.

A man looking at his computer screen while sitting in the dark
Side hustle ideas: how to start a side business and earn extra money

Starting up

24 November 2022

Want to start a side business? From candle making to dog walking, here are AXA’s side hustle ideas to help you earn extra money.

How to start a life coaching business

Starting up

31 October 2022

Looking to start a life coaching business? Here, AXA breaks down what skills you need and how to get started.

The ins and outs of government small business grants

Back to Business

25 October 2022

Looking to apply for a small business grant? Read AXA’s guide to learn everything you need to know.

Team Repair: AXA Startup Angel Winners 2022
AXA Startup Angel winner: Team Repair

Starting up

5 October 2022

Introducing our AXA Startup Angel winners for 2022: Team Repair.

Muihood - 2022 Winner of Startup Angel
AXA Startup Angel winner: Muihood

Starting up

4 October 2022

Introducing our AXA Startup Angel winners for 2022: Muihood.

A woman sitting at a table covered in paperwork
Naming your business and protecting it

Starting up

15 September 2022

Once you find a unique business name, you'll want to protect the use of it.

How To Open Your Own Shop

Starting up

4 August 2022

Got an eye for retail? Here’s how to open your own retail business

A cafe owner outside of their shop, wearing an apron.
How to Open a Coffee Shop

Starting up

17 June 2022

Dream of opening a coffee shop? Find out how to get started.

How to Start a Hairdressing Business

Starting up

15 June 2022

Find out how you can join one of the happiest professions in the UK by starting your own hairdressing business.

Helen Tamblyn-Saville is an AXA customer and the owner of Wonderland Bookshop
Small business stories: Wonderland Books

Starting up

13 June 2022

Helen Tamblyn-Saville on how her love of books led to owning a small business