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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 2017

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Like explorers, successful business owners are always looking at new horizons. Shweta Jhajharia explains how to make change happen in your business.
An interim manager can bring the experience and skills your business needs and teach you things to take your business forward says Clive Hyman.
Business change is not just about cost-cutting; by focusing on adding value and keeping staff on side you can increase profits says Clive Hyman.
Merchant services help you take card payments quickly, easily and securely. Libby James explains how they work and outlines the options.
Creating a workplace culture that everyone buys into will make your business more effective and a nicer place to work says Jean Gamester.

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