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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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If your business is to survive and thrive, you need to identify and address the gaps in your business. Learn about the main gaps businesses experience and how to address them.
When choosing an influencer to work with, you need to consider more than just the number of followers they have. Here are five key considerations.
Keeping manual accounts payable records can be time-consuming and prone to errors, resulting in inefficacies and delays. Discover how automating your accounts payable can eliminate these problems.
Rising costs, increasing legislation and staff shortages make fleet management an imperative for many businesses. Discover our top fleet management tips.
A point of sale system can help you manage and overcome a range of business challenges. Discover how to choose the right one for your business.
Starting a business can be exciting but the flip side is that your financial security is heavily reliant on the success of your business. We share five tips for making ends meet.
In addition to a potentially massive global focus group, there are other key business benefits from telephone market research. Learn more in this blog from More Than Words Marketing.
Keeping your employees engaged is key to business success. Discover how to boost employee engagement and create a positive work environment with happy, hardworking and productive employees.
Applying for a business loan is easier said than done without a proven track record. Using a personal loan to fund your business may be worth considering. Read more on the benefits and risks here.
Getting funding is one of the most important yet difficult parts of starting any business, but you don't have to be a millionaire to get things off the ground. Check out Tudor Lodge Digitals' five ways to raise start-up funds.

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