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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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While some British businesses may feel their potential is being inhibited by Brexit, others may end up benefiting. Is now the right time to start up?
There are millions of home-based businesses in the UK. Here are some tips for those businesses on appearing more professional and established.
Life is not like the movies, but we can be inspired by them. Learn how fictional offices can help us create interesting and inspiring work places.
Four essential bits of advice for startup founders: communicate well, know your market, build a team, and be ready to keep adapting
Seven steps to successfully starting and growing a recruitment company in the UK
If your own savings are insufficient to fund your business start up, consider these sources of external funding
Done well, expansion will take a business to the next level, establishing the platform for strong future growth. Here’s how to build for the future.
Ambitious startups can bet set up with a structure, a team and operational processes that make growing and adapting much easier in the future.
Business travel is an inevitable part of business from client and supplier meetings to searching for premises. These tips will help keep costs down.
Video marketing is no longer the preserve of big firms. Anyone can make a quick and cheap video and video marketing can help you grow your business.

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