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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.


June 2017

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New research reveals that millions of employees and self-employed workers across the UK never take a lunch break.

The latest Government statistics show that the New Enterprise Allowance has helped would-be entrepreneurs launch over 105,000 businesses.

Nearly a third of Brits have taken courses in the past five years to learn new skills and improve their job prospects, according to a new survey.

Nearly half of UK workers believe automation technologies will have a positive effect on the workplace.

New measures to make it easier for micro-businesses to shop around for better energy deals could save them up to £180 million a year.

One third of small businesses believe it's just a matter of time before they are affected by a cyber attack and yet most SMEs don't have a recovery plan.

Business groups have welcomed the Queen's Speech and its emphasis on what is widely being viewed as a pro-business approach to Brexit.

More than 157,000 new fathers did not qualify for paternity leave or pay in 2016, according to data from the TUC.

Small business owners are becoming more gloomy about their prospects as they face rising operating costs and falling consumer demand.

Workplace experts Acas have published new guidance to help employers manage workplace challenges during the current hot weather.

We’re pleased to announce that nearly all the office units for rent at our central Bristol business centre are now full.

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Planning to set up your own street food business? BRAVE advisor John Hector explains how to make it a success.

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