New Year, new start is kind of a cliché, we know, but there’s no denying that the start of a new year always feels like an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past, and look to the future.

If you’ve always wanted to start a business, it’s a great time to set some goals and think about how you can move closer to your ambition. And to kick-start your motivation, help inform you, and generally get you revved up, why not take a look at the most popular pieces of content we ran in 2016 – the pieces that helped other entrepreneurs last year

Our mission for the Virgin StartUp content is to provide top advice and inspiration for startups. Much of it comes from the true experts – the startup businesses out there, doing it, the ones who know exactly what you’re going through. Other content comes from the entrepreneurs who’ve already ‘made it’ (which doesn’t mean resting on your laurels), and advice from experts at Google, Hootsuite, Yelp and more.

Our top articles cover testing your business idea, coping with Brexit, the story of one of the UK’s most inspiring entrepreneurs, social strategy, and more. Take a look – and let’s do this, 2017!

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1. What does Brexit mean for UK startups?

2. Budget 2016: what does it mean for startups?

3. How to fund your business with a start up loan from Virgin StartUp

4. How to build an email list of 80,000 subscribers

5. How to validate your business idea with Google Trends

6. How to get customers before you start selling

7. Hootsuite’s advice on creating a social strategy for your startup

8. How I built Europe’s fastest-growing social media agency – Steve Bartlett

9. How to get started with PPC

10. How to run a subscription business


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