Running a Business

Rethinking business

Rethinking what’s good for business

Even some of the most successful business owners once felt like there was a barrier in the way of starting and running a business. They learned that actually these perceived barriers can help define their business and drive its success. Rethinking what's good for business means that with the help of our knowledge, support, and resources, you can figure out how to turn what you thought was a barrier for your business into a benefit. We're proud to have helped play a part in these entrepreneurs' stories.

Breaking business barriers

Real stories from UK business owners

These entrepreneurs smashed through the things they thought were blocking them from opening a business, and we're proud to have played a part in it. Don't let doubt get in the way of your dreams.

Business Firsts

First-time entrepreneurs share stories of their journey

When you open a business for the first time, you learn lessons from all the ups, downs, and in-betweens of the journey. Hear the stories of a few first timers and apply the knowledge in your own business pursuits.

Business Lending

Finding the right products for you

Different products are right for different goals. Wherever you want to take your business, we'll be there to help you find the way.


Being unsure can lead to success

Statistics show that the least optimistic entrepreneurs are the most financially successful. The NatWest Pre-Accelerator e-learning programme helps aspiring start-up's take their first steps.

Source: Based on a 2019 European Economic Review report.

Women in Business

Empowering women to empower the economy

We have been supporting female business leaders through our Women in Business programme since 2003. We now have 511 independently accredited Women in Business Specialists, giving mentoring and financial guidance, as well as support to female entrepreneurs.

Boost & Business Growth Enablers

Focus on your strengths

It can be difficult to delegate when it’s your business. There’s an urge to do everything yourself. Resist it. Using external experts could be a smarter way to do business. And our Boost events can help you meet specialists in areas like marketing and HR.

Business Hub

Insight that matters to you

Our Business Hub gives you access to tools, tips and insight on a range of topics that matter most to your business.

Rethink how your business can succeed

We’re here to help you. We have the knowledge and the network to help make a difference. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

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