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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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Getting customers flocking to your online business is more complicated than just offering quality products. Why multi-channel marketing is a must.
The post-Brexit future for many UK industries remains uncertain - and supply chains aren't immune to the risks. Is there any light on the horizon?
Applying for a small business loan can be tricky - and success is never guaranteed. Read these tips to increase your chances of getting approved.
Just because work goes quiet over the summer months, there's still plenty of jobs to do. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax shares some admin you can tackle.
Temperatures could reach record temperatures so what can employers and employees do to keep cool?
No matter what you sell online, getting customers to come to you is key. How to work smarter, not harder, when promoting your ecommerce store.
In these uncertain times, buying a business with a proven track record could be a safe route to success. How to know you’re making the right choice.
Getting to grips with car finance needn't be difficult. Ask yourself these questions to narrow down your options and find the right choice for you.
Many startups lack an HR department. This is a mistake as it can stifle recruitment and growth. Discover how to recruit and build your HR team.
Technology has drastically changed the face of business but has brought a wealth of new risks. We look at the top ten cyber security risks of 2019.

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