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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.
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.
La Belle Assiette has achieved significant growth since 2013. Stephen Leguillon talks the importance of the right team and retaining core values
Charlton Morris has grown rapidly by retaining key staff. They share the new measures which make the company attractive to new and existing staff.
Becoming a franchise could allow you to maximise your returns, but what does franchising involve and what issues do you need to consider?
Some firms struggle to achieve significant growth, staying much as they were at the start-up phase. So how can you make the move to the big league?
Unless you are happy as you are, you will be looking for ways to develop and grow your business. These 10 steps will lead you in the right direction.
Unless you are happy as you are, you will be looking for ways to develop and grow your business. These ten steps will lead you in the right direction.
Benjamin Dyer explains how to make more money when you run a trade business by keeping your costs down and getting your pricing right.
Growing your trade business does not need to cost the earth, as Benjamin Dyer explains. A few simple techniques can bring in more business.
Benjamin Dyer outlines five of the most common things that stop a business from growing and explains how to avoid these pitfalls
Rob and Paul Forkan share the next chapter in the story of their hugely popular brand Gandys and tell us how they have scaled the business.
Multi award-winning BKD stages baking events, classes and parties for children. Adelle Smith shares the story of how the company was formed.
Top tips from business mentor Mike Norbury on how to boost your company’s performance, achieve significant growth and scale your company.
Use the Acas Productivity Tools to test your company’s strengths and weaknesses and identify simple steps to get the best out of your staff.
JoJo Maman Bébé started as a classic ‘kitchen table’ enterprise. With 75 UK stores and trade in 50 countries, what advice does Laura Tenison offer?
Can your business be scaled? What if you lack experience? What obstacles might you face? We ask a leading expert on high-growth entrepreneurship

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