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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.

November 2018

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We're a risk-averse bunch - and buying from big, established businesses seems like the safest choice. How to persuade prospects to switch to you.
It's only natural for staff to flag on a Friday - but if they're turning up on Monday looking lacklustre, you have a problem. Here's what to do.
Tech can help streamline processes, improve efficiency and get your team working together better. Key features to look out for in your teamwork tools.
Becoming a franchisee means you can buy into a brand that's established and proven to be successful. The perks and drawbacks of franchising.
Having a strong logistics network is vital for many business types. To make sure yours is truly effective, create one that's built around your needs.
Expanding to the US could be the making of many a British business - but it's not a simple task. How to check whether the signs are right for success.
The struggle to maintain a steady cash flow is undeniably real, even in stable political times. Three tips to help you control your business finances.
Small businesses can't afford to get hiring wrong. How to ensure any new employees fit with your existing team - and your long-term goals.
Tech has made it far easier for ambitious start-ups to expand into overseas markets right from the off. What you need to get straight before starting.
Businesses that sell via Amazon's fulfilment programme see great results - if they put in the work. This infographic walks you through the key steps.

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