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Running a Side Business: Side Hustle Resources

Set up (or manage) secondary agitation?

For many people today, running a side business is a first step towards self-employment. A secondary hustle lets you experiment with business ideas and be your own boss, all while having the security of a steady paycheck.

But how to start one? What are the legalities of managing a secondary activity alongside employment? And what business ideas could you try anyway? Here are all our tips and guides, gathered in one place.


New research from Simply Business reveals that more than a third of people in the UK are now running their own hustles, with some savvy entrepreneurs expecting to earn over £5,000 each in extra income next year.

Regarding the impact of the pandemic on people and their plans for their side business, our survey highlights that:

  • almost a third (28%) said it gave them time and energy for their side hustle to happen

  • a quarter (23 per cent) said it made them reconsider what they wanted to do long term

  • one in five (20%) were also motivated to compensate for loss of income

Get more results from our survey of 1,000 people across the UK.

What insurance do you need for your side business?

How Rourke’s pies started a successful stampede


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How to start a business

Side hustles often grow naturally out of passions and hobbies, but treating it like a business from the start can help make it a success.

Read how to start a business.


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Side hustle taxes

It is important to ensure that you are paying the correct UK taxes when you are both employed and self-employed.

Read our guide to second job tax.


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How to Write a Business Plan

Although some side activities happen without a plan, it is still helpful to write down your goals. If a business has the ambition to grow, it must have a plan.

Download your free business plan template.


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10 of the best UK small business ideas

Are you looking to start a side business but don’t know where to start? Here are some of the best ideas for 2021, based on our data on the latest small business trends.

Discover 10 ideas and trends for small businesses.


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The legal obligations of running a parallel business

We have worked with DAS UK, experts in legal services for small businesses, to create an overview of the legal obligations of running a side business.

Find out your legal obligations.


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Starting a home business – a guide

Many people start their hustles from home, whether it’s a pastry shop or an online store. There will be different legal requirements and tax responsibilities depending on your business.

Learn more about starting a home business.

How to start a baking business with Butterwick Bakery


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What is good customer service?

Customer service can make or break your stampede. Being attentive, friendly, and responsive to feedback can help you build a great reputation for your product or service.

Read about great customer service.


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The joys and challenges of running a side hustle

Communications specialist and founder of The Women’s Vault, Olivia Bath, shares the joys and challenges she has encountered since beginning a side hustle to her corporate career.

Read Olivia’s story.


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How to Achieve Work-Life Balance When You Have a Side Hustle

Side hustle has grown in popularity as a way to earn extra cash, but balancing the rest of your life with moonlighting isn’t without its challenges.

Get tips for achieving work-life balance.


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Business ideas for college students: A guide to starting your side hustle

If you are a student looking to start a business alongside your studies, this guide gives you specific advice and business ideas. How can you join this growing trend?

Get student-specific insights and tips.

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