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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.

October 2018

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In uncertain times, it's good to know your business has options if you hit a sticky cash flow situation. Four funding solutions to consider.
If a staff member does a really poor job, or makes a serious mistake, it can be an emotionally-charged situation. How to feed back constructively.
When customers need help fast, nothing beats a phone call to your friendly support team. Try these three tools to supercharge your service.
Successful branding means creating a consistent visual language - both online and off. How your office space can reinforce your brand identity.
UK businesses have plenty on their plates at the moment - but boosting productivity doesn't need to be taxing. Three simple steps to get you started.
Strong competition, fear of the unknown and poor digital literacy holds back many potential entrepreneurs. Don't worry - start with these simple tips.
UK businesses must adapt to an uncertain political landscape if they want to thrive. Premises location is just one strategic issue to consider.
his World Mental Health Day, UK businesses are being urged to focus on staff mental wellbeing. How to recognise and address presenteeism.
In honour of World Mental Health Day, Penny Power OBE tells us why she decided to prioritise her wellbeing at work - and what she's learned.
Even when we're confident in our subject, things can go wrong in a presentation - from technical mishaps to hecklers. How to get things back on track.

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