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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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August 2018

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The average number of job applicants per vacancy has dropped in the past year, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Freelancer body IPSE has urged the Government not to extend the changes to IR35 self-employed tax regulation into the private sector.

Most business owners have to keep a close eye on their cashflow even when they are taking a break from their business, according to new research.

The UK tax body has increased the interest rates it charges on late payment of taxes following the rise in the Bank of England base rate.

Over three-fifths of online retailers are planning ahead for this year's pre-Christmas Black Friday event, almost four months in advance.

The majority of British manufacturers say they are getting ready for a hard Brexit by actively forging new relationships with "rest of world" territories, including Asia and the Americas.

A new report has found that few small business employers in the UK are using zero hours contracts and most pay above the statutory wage levels.

Welcome to the latest in our series of business advice blogs where we answer some of the most common questions that aspiring entrepreneurs ask.

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BRAVE Enterprise is running a series of training workshops during September 2018 for those just starting in business and established firms looking to promote their goods and services.

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Almost one-third of businesses have seen an increase in the number of staff taking time off for mental health reasons, according to a new survey.

Social awkwardness, stress, boredom and even hunger can be the drivers for making a purchase, according to new research.

A no-deal Brexit would disproportionately hit small businesses in the UK, according to new research.

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