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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.

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

So you've decided you need a website. Before you go bowling in, following these steps can help ensure you get your site right first time.
If the thought of a computer breakdown gives you cold sweats, you need to take steps to minimise the risks. These steps can help safeguard your IT.
The internet undoubtedly brings a wealth of business benefits. But it also poses risks. This checklist explains how to get the most from the internet.
Read our checklist on creating a workplace email policy, establishing security procedures and letting your employees know what's expected of them.
Buying IT wisely makes your business more efficient and can reduce your costs. Start by being clear about what you want it to achieve.
These days, businesses rely on IT for almost everything they do. Our basic overview of what a start-up needs to know about setting up and managing IT.
David Hathiramani of London-based A Suit That Fits.com describes how he overcame the IT-related challenges facing his new business.
Rory Hope on the five technology must-haves for every start-up business, including accounting software, social media and digital filing.
Your company may rely on IT for everything from accounting to marketing and communication. Make sure you take adequate steps to protect your systems.
A business telephone number can be a key part of your brand identity and it can increase customer communication. How to choose the right number.
Running a small business with cloud services and a smartphone is easier than ever. With these five popular apps, you’ll have the tools you need.
Document management is likely to be the least of your business concerns, but if it isn't done properly it could cause problems further down the line.
If your business has unwanted technology and gadgets to get rid of, there's a new option for you to try: you can now trade them in at Argos stores.
Many small businesses have fallen victim to hackers, viruses and fraudsters. Expert, Graham Walker, identifies the main risks and the key solutions.

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