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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.

There are a multitude of ways to promote your business. This overview will help you identify the best methods of promotion for your business.

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No matter how amazing your offering, if people don’t know about what you do, your business is doomed to fail. Some ideas for spreading the word.
Designing a business card can be easy with online card templates - but how can you choose the best provider? Look for these three features.
Getting customers flocking to your online business is more complicated than just offering quality products. Why multi-channel marketing is a must.
Video marketing is no longer the preserve of big firms. Anyone can make a quick and cheap video and video marketing can help you grow your business.
Even when we're confident in our subject, things can go wrong in a presentation - from technical mishaps to hecklers. How to get things back on track.
Just because we're in the digital age, it doesn’t mean well-executed physical advertising can’t have an impact. Why leafleting still gets results.
You need to follow a number of rules to ensure that the landing pages of your website are as effective as possible to give a good first impression.
Being able to present your business matters. So what should you do if you’re guilty of committing one of the common public speaking sins listed here?
Effective marketing starts with researching your market and competition - you can then plan who to sell to and how to reach them. Read our overview.
Direct mail and email can be cost-effective ways of marketing your business, allowing you to reach large numbers of customers. Our overview.
Writing to customers and prospects, via email, leaflets or direct mail, can be an effective way to promote your business. Here's how to get results.
PR helps you create good publicity, building your reputation with customers and others whose opinion matters to you. How to make the most of PR.
PR activities can help spread the word about your business for little money. This checklist explains how to promote your business through the press.
Use this checklist to help you write an effective press release, including how to structure it, what you need to include and what format to use.
Advertising can be an effective way to reach large numbers of target customers. Our guide to evaluating your options and measuring results.

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