Skip to main content
We're here with practical information for your business. Learn about business planning, running a business and more.


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.

June 2020

10 results shown
Five ways your home could become a money-making business
Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax talks us through the process of becoming self employed.
Branded merchandise can really help small businesses promote their company but to really get bang for your bucks you should consider these tips.
14 changes you might see in your office when you return to work post COVID-19.
11 things customers typically hate about websites and how you can make sure your website avoids them.
Technology touches every aspect of our private and business lives. Discover six ways technology can improve your small business.
Five key areas where small businesses should consider investment
The global coronavirus pandemic has made some re-consider their career path. If you're thinking of a career in finance, this is what you need to know.
Too many start-up businesses fail to make it past the first year. Control your costs with these simple tips to dramatically improve your business survival chances.
Tips to help you identify star talent from a CV and recruit the best candidates.

Stay up-to-date with business advice and news

Sign up to this lively and colourful newsletter for new and more established small businesses.