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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.

February 2021

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Big data analysis is not just for the 'big boys', small businesses can benefit too. Discover how and where small businesses can gather and assess data to power their growth ambitions.
If you have staff that handle customer sales and queries, call recording software could be a powerful tool in your armoury. Discover the top five benefits of call recording software.
How and why Scottish businesses are broadening their horizons in the wake of COVID-19 by working with international SEO agencies.
Launching a new product is always exciting but how do you make a mark in a crowded market? Try the 12 ideas for promoting a new product or service.
With more of us working from home than ever, we explore three MS Office collaboration tools you may not have come across before.

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