Welcome to Virgin Media Pioneers!

The place where you, the entrepreneur and small business founder, can grow your business through advice, peer-to-peer support and unique opportunities.
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  • Starting Out
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Promoting
  • Technology & Communication
  • Funding
  • Protecting Your Business
  • Human Resources
  • Expanding
  • Money Matters
  • Buying & Selling a Business

Expert Advice

Each week we are bringing you top tips and advice from Rachel Bridge – leading entrepreneur and small business expert – on all aspects of running your own business.

  • How to find a good business idea

    Having a great idea is fundamental to business success. If the core activity underpinning your business proposition is flawed, you will really struggle to create a thriving long term venture. read more
  • How to price your product or service

    When you are starting up a business, one of the hardest things to get right is deciding the price of your products or services. It is also one of the most important aspects, because getting it wrong can spell disaster for your... read more
  • How to use social media effectively

    Social media has become an increasingly important way of promoting your business. But you do need to know what you are doing. read more
  • The pros and cons of video conferencing

    If your business has employees based in different parts of the country – or indeed the world – then you are likely to spend a lot of time, money, and energy on business travel, simply to bring people together for meetings.... read more
  • How to improve your chances of getting a bank loan

    Bank loans are a relatively appealing way to get funding for your business venture because they are fairly low cost and, unlike some other forms... read more
  • How to protect your business – an overview of Intellectual Property

    As you grow your business you are likely to be creating logos, designs, brand names, and images for it. You might even invent entirely new products or processes. read more
  • How to recruit good people

    If you are going to create a successful business, you will need to hire the best possible employees to help you do it. read more
  • How to export

    Exporting your products to other countries around the world can be a great way to build up sales. It can also help to make your business more robust because any downturn in one market can be offset by growth elsewhere. read more
  • Understanding VAT

    Dealing with VAT can be a real headache for small businesses and you can be liable for significant fines and penalties if you get it wrong. read more
  • How to prepare your business for sale

    Selling your business can be a really stressful experience, not least because the difference between getting it right and getting it wrong can amount to life-changing sums of money. read more
Be inspired by the achievements and stories of other Pioneers and learn from our Expert Advice section everything you need to be successful.
Use our forum to network with other Pioneers. Share ideas, get feedback and make new connections.
We can offer you a range of exclusive and unique opportunities from meeting influential people to skills workshops.