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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.


May 2018

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A new study has calculated the typical costs for setting up a business in the UK.

Worries about fairness as well as concerns about security are stopping many employers from allowing employees to work from home.

Many small business owners don't feel financially confident unless they have a buffer big enough to cover running costs for a year, according to new research.

The proportion of small businesses that are increasing wages for their employees has hit a three-and-a-half year high.

Employers are finding it increasingly difficult to access the skills and labour they need, according to new data.

A cross-party Commons Work and Pensions Committee has found that the Universal Credit system leaves self-employed workers worse off than employees.

The UK tax body is calling on British tax-payers to be vigilant as fraudsters send emails and text messages claiming to be from HMRC.

A new report by the Resolution Foundation has outlined proposals to help narrow the intergenerational gap between baby boomers, Generation X and Millennials.

Small businesses are increasingly confident about trading overseas post-Brexit, according to a new report.

As GDPR looms and data privacy scandals hit the headlines, many consumers no longer trust brands with their data.

The number of electric vans on the road has risen by 30% in just one year as more businesses seek to establish their green credentials and save money.

Business leaders are less confident about being ready for new GDPR regulations than they were eight months ago, as the deadline draws near.

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