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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 2018

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Your business domain name is a crucial part of your online branding. Here's how to choose the perfect domain, and the key rules to remember.
Your career is very personal - one day, you'll want to look back and be happy with what you see. Make sure you're on the right path with these tips.
No-one gets it right first time. This podcast series is packed with useful lessons from successful businesspeople - and some funny stories too.
Running a business is stressful. But could laughter alleviate stress? Dan Murray, founder of the Secret Leaders podcast argues that it could.
Although there's a lot to think about when you start a business, poor communication could sink you before you get off the ground. Pitfalls to avoid.

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