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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.

August 2018

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To propel your start-up to success, digital marketing needs to be part of your plan - but building a local following could pay off too. Here's how.
If your business is developing new and innovative tech, you could be eligible for substantial UK tax breaks. Here's how to find out if you qualify.
Firms that don't make allowances for the needs of employees risk missing out on promising talent. How to support diversity in the workplace.
Managing skill shortages can be a tricky task for innovative start-ups with limited resources. Here are three creative ways around the issue.
Whether you're just starting up or expanding a successful business, accessing the right funding - on the right terms - is vital.
Not doing your sums, picking the wrong loan and trying to go it alone - three key mistakes start-ups make with their funding, and what to do instead.
When working as a contractor, you can choose whether to operate under an umbrella company or set up on your own. How to make your decision.
Whether on holiday, at a business event or just at your kitchen table, remote working doesn't have to mean a dip in productivity. Our tips.
Telecoms can play a significant role in a hotel's success. How your business could be missing out - and the benefits of investing in a better system.
Connecting with your target customers means speaking to them in way that feels truly authentic. The questions to ask to discover your brand's voice.

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