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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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Despite SEO services being hotly in demand, many agencies start up only to fail. How to make a successful go of things - the steps to follow.
If you’re building a WordPress site for your start-up, you need to choose a hosting provider. Your options, and how each one compares for security.
It’s exciting to strike out on your own - but not always easy. Before handing in your notice, makes sure you‘ve considered these three implications.
If you’re just starting up, it’s tempting to move into the first commercial space that’s halfway affordable - but wait. Read these tips first.
The average office computer has more than £200 of unnecessary software installed on it. Five free solutions that could do the job just as well.
With 31 October fast approaching, Mike Parkes from GoSimpleTax explains how to prepare your paper Self Assessment return and file with confidence.
We're facing a global climate crisis - and plastic pollution is one of the biggest culprits. But producers are thinking up some innovative solutions.
While big businesses have historically been a magnet for talented candidates, SMEs may offer more autonomy and room to grow. How to make the choice.
Designing a business card can be easy with online card templates - but how can you choose the best provider? Look for these three features.
With the rise in online shopping, logistics is a growth industry - and you could have a piece of the action. Building a successful delivery business.

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