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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.

February 2018

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With snow hitting the UK, and possible travel disruption, Jane Crosby of law firm Hart Brown explains the legal rights of employees in bad weather.
How accurate is our ability to self-evaluate? Ally Yates looks at why we fool ourselves about our abilities at work - and how to get a grip.
Fed up being a cog in the machine? 2018 could be your year to start up alone. World Options have five reasons to consider taking the plunge.
Many start-ups see rapid growth - but if not properly managed it could lead to a big crash. Wesley Rashid explains how to scale up sustainably.
Modern tech has made it easy for teams to work together from different locations. But the situation needs careful management. Ally Yates explains.
Being a small business can feel like being a tiny fish in a big pond sometimes. But what if you're doing business across the pond?
Great chemistry is mysterious and elusive: certain working teams seem to have it; others don't. But can it be built? Daniel Coyle investigates.

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