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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 2020

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A new survey reveals that shocking rate of vehicle theft in the electrical service sector and the measures businesses want to see implemented to reduce the impact.
Being well organised allows you to stay in control and get more done. But what do you do when being organised doesn't come naturally? These three tips will help.
Productivity is key to business success. Discover how project management software can help keep everything on track.
Saving money in the early stages of your business gives you a fighting chance of covering costs while your business becomes established.
Tips and advice for those considering starting a business from home including advice on finance, business plans and sources of advice.
The coronavirus pandemic has seen most of us working from home at some point. We share some great ideas for teambuilding exercises that can be completed remotely.
If you are starting up a business as a tradesperson, there are some essential steps you need to take. Here's how to start out on the right foot.
Research has looked at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Google Ad spend. Discover the findings from analysis of over 30,000 Google Ads accounts.
Starting a business doesn't mean you need to tread a tried and tested path. Sometimes the best ideas are those that are 'outside the box'.
You could grow your business by joining the stock exchange. But what is the stock exchange, how do you join and what are the benefits and pitfalls?

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