Discover the essential tools, tricks, and stories about starting a small business. Plus, get to know SumUp merchants and how their passion helped them achieve success.


First-Year Hurdles of Owning a Bakery

Don’t get whisked up in the hurdles of owning a bakery–plan ahead instead.

Annie Burdick

Sep 22, 2021

Spotlight: Rachael Walker with Life’s a Buch

Owner of Life's a Buch Kombucha, Rachael Walker, shares her story and more.

SumUp Team

Sep 1, 2021

Spotlight: Alan Belin with Apex Limo Services

Small business owner Alan Belin shares how Apex Limo Services began.

SumUp Team

Aug 17, 2021

Calculating the Risk of Full-Time Self-Employment

Ready to turn your side hustle into your day job? We can help.

Taylor Lhamon

Jul 6, 2021

Small Business Lingo 101: Essential Terms to Know

Read our list of essential business terms you should know before starting yours.

Ariana Sverdlik

Dec 14, 2020

How to set up shop: As told by The Barbery

Find out how Charl Ackerman set up his business with a difference.

Anna Marie Allgaier

Sep 3, 2019