We're here with practical information for your business. Learn about business planning, running a business and more.

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.

10 January 2019
When it comes to start-up trends, the US regularly leads the way. Two big lessons that UK start-ups could learn from their Seattle counterparts.
9 January 2019
2019 will no doubt bring challenges for UK businesses - but without a clear idea of what will happen after 29 March, how can you prepare? Start here.
21 December 2018
Starting a new business from home avoids the cost and hassle of premises, but there are still practical issues to bear in mind. Where to start.
20 December 2018
Although businesses are becoming more aware of workplace wellness, mental ill-health issues are on the rise. How to support your employees.
18 December 2018
Investing time and effort in communicating with your employees, and finding out what makes them tick, can pay big dividends. Seven steps to follow.
18 December 2018
What does success really mean to you? Miranda Christopher explains why you shouldn't let your conditioning stop you achieving your business goals.
14 December 2018
After this year's Small Business Saturday, we look at why supporting and celebrating the UK's independent businesses is good for everyone.
11 December 2018
While most businesses have contingency plans for disasters such as fires, few have considered how they would cope with a pandemic. Here's the lowdown.
10 December 2018
Personal debt levels are at a record high in the UK, and the stress can have a huge impact on employee wellbeing. How to offer a helping hand.
4 December 2018
Modern coworking spaces bring together a cross-section of generations - creating unforeseen opportunities. What these hubs mean for the way we work.

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