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For a successful business, you need a viable business idea, the skills to make it work and the funding. Discover whether your idea has what it takes.

Forming your business correctly is essential to ensure you are protected and you comply with the rules. Learn how to set up your business.

It is likely you will need funding to start your business unless you have your own money. Discover some of the main sources of start up funding.

Businesses and individuals must account for and pay various taxes. Understand your tax obligations and how to file, account and pay any taxes you owe.

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. We introduce the main rules and regulations you must comply with.

Learn why business planning is an essential exercise if your business is to start and grow successfully, attract funding or target new markets.

Marketing matters. It drives sales and helps promote your brand and products. Discover how to market your business and reach your target customers.

Some businesses need a high street location whilst others can be run from home. Understand the key factors from cost to location, size to security.

Your employees can your biggest asset. They can also be your biggest challenge. We explain how to recruitment and manage staff successfully.

It is likely your business could not function without some form of IT. Learn how to specify, buy, maintain and secure your business IT.

Few businesses manage the leap from start up to high-growth business. Learn what it takes to scale up and take your business to the next level.

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Many people harbour the dream of starting their own business but delay as the timing doesn't feel right. Discover why there's no time like the present.
Smartphones are ubiquitous these days, but many don't know how they can make their money go further using their phone.
What makes a successful business? Is it all about profit? Discover how business success is about far more than profit and how aligning your personal vision and business can propel business success.
A solid brand stands out from your competitors increasing sales and customer loyalty. Learn how to develop your own stand-out brand.
Getting paid is crucial as a small business. The more payment methods you can offer customers the easier it is for them to pay you. Discover the business benefits of using a card reader.
The Employment Allowance enables small businesses to reduce their Class 1 NICs. Discover what the Employment Allowance is and whether your business qualifies.
More than nine million employees were furloughed at the height of the first wave of Coronavirus in the UK. Many employers are asking "What's next?" as the scheme draws to a close at the end of October.
You need more than just a good idea when starting a business. You will need start up funding too. Here are five possible funding sources you could consider.
Business key performance indicators (KPIs) help you measure and monitor the performance and growth of your company. Discover ten key KPIs you need to track.
A guide to the savings and protections a small business could benefit from by using a money transfer company to make and received overseas money transfers.

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