We're here with practical information for your business. Learn about business planning, running a business and more.

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.
28 April 2016
Your sense of ownership of your start-up will be huge, and that may be an excuse to keep doing things yourself - but you must step back instead.
25 February 2016
Although it is a topic that is now on most small business owners' radar, it seems that some businesses are still unprepared for the change.
15 February 2016
There are a few techniques and sure-fire ways of tackling cash flow; but it's important to remember that it comes down to a few simple steps.
15 February 2016
Hindering other businesses is unfair, anti-competitive and illegal. Healthy competition is the reason many businesses launch in the first place.
8 February 2016
As a start-up or small firm, you are always striving to minimise your fixed costs. When it comes to energy savings the good news is that it's easy.
1 February 2016
Arina Osiannaya, director of the Business Funding Show, outlines ten ways to raise finance and attract business funding for start-up companies.
25 January 2016
Successful networking is about your ability to forge mutually beneficial, integrated alliances with the right partners. Here's how to do it.
19 January 2016
The recent recession saw record numbers of entrepreneurial start-up launches with little sign of slowing down. What are the key facts you should know?
11 January 2016
88% of those who set New Year's resolutions fail to achieve them. The question is why? And what can we learn from those who achieve their goals?
11 January 2016
Not everyone understands the relationship between the business plan and fundraising. OGS Capital asked their most successful businesses for tips.

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