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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.


October 2017

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A survey of over 8,500 employees and employers across 13 European countries has revealed that many more workers are looking for another job than their bosses realise - especially in the UK.

As the roll-out of Universal Credit continues, campaigners are warning that the system is not working for self-employed people on low and fluctuating incomes.

Tax experts have warned that anyone renting property through Airbnb or selling goods on sites like eBay and Gumtree could be fined by HMRC if they don't pay income tax on their earnings.

A new report on mental health in the workplace, Thriving at Work, has prompted a swift response from Government and business groups.

The "shop local" campaign Small Business Saturday has embarked on a five-week bus tour of the UK this week, starting in Scotland.

Small firms are losing faith in Government business support plans as the impact of Brexit begins to bite, according to new research.

The Information Commissioner's Office is to launch a dedicated helpline aimed at small businesses that have questions about new data protection laws.

A new report reveals that the vast majority of self-employed workers have no contingency plan or critical illness cover in the event that they cannot work.

Countingup is a UK bank account and accounting app in one, aimed at UK entrepreneurs running micro-businesses.

A major new report on small and medium-sized businesses has revealed startling differences in productivity levels in different parts of the UK.

Many Brits are sleep-deprived and stressed and it is negatively impacting their performance at work according to new research.

A survey of members of the Institute of Directors has revealed a worrying lack of awareness about the impending new data protection rules, GDPR.

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