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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.

July 2020

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Do you have a skilled trade? You could start your own trade business with these top trade business ideas.
Sometimes it is necessary to send staff to work overseas - be it for a sales trip or overseas exhibition or more permanently. Make sure you follow these tips to ensure it goes smoothly.
Deciding to become self employed is not just a simple case of find work and invoicing clients. You will have tax obligations too. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax talks us through.
If you're sick of the 9-5 and are looking for a more adventurous future, you might consider starting a business. We share seven business ideas for the adventurous, the active and the lovers of the great outdoors.
Starting a new business is a challenge but it can be made much easier if you have these six elements in place.
If you have a great business idea but limited funds, a virtual office could help you get it off the ground with some surprising benefits.
Five new delivery business ideas.
Self-confessed car enthusiast or 'petrolhead'? These start up business ideas could help you start the business of your dreams.
Discover 12 business ideas for food lovers.
If you're looking to launch an online business, there are a range of online tools that can help. We look at six of the best apps for starting an online business.

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