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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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Community-based grassroots enterprises are outpacing the small business sector as a whole, according to new research.

Automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are having a significant impact on the way we work but they won't necessarily cost jobs, according to a new study.

Seventeen companies - many of them household names - have been suspended or removed from the Prompt Payment Code for failing to pay their suppliers on time.

The government must address the decline in the number of apprenticeships and make the system fit for the future, according to a new report.

The amount of tax paid by UK businesses in the past year has gone up by £8 billion.

A new poll of employees working in UK small businesses has revealed that four in ten of them have quit because of a bad boss.

A leading jobs platform has revealed that British freelancers have experienced a significant drop in the amount of work coming from firms in EU member states.

A new survey of British small businesses has found that more than half believe the tax system is working against them.

Workplace technology - including computer software and mobile tech - is putting pressure on one third of UK workers, according to a new study.

The government has provided £200 million of additional funding via the British Business Bank to support innovative start-ups and small firms that require finance to grow.

The UK employment boom is continuing, according to the latest labour market statistics.

The Federation of Small Businesses has partnered with Le Cordon Bleu to give aspiring entrepreneurs with a food business idea the chance to turn their dream into reality.

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