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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.

March 2021

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Our view of the world of work has changed thanks to the pandemic. Some of those changes look likely to be here to stay as digitalisation spreads.
Starting a new business can be tricky especially if you are entering a commoditised market. If you want to break into an already crowded market, these tips can help.
Your sales funnel needs a constant feed of leads to keep your cashflow healthy. Discover how brand awareness campaigns can help.
Customer care is essential if you want customers to return time and time again. There are a wealth of developments that have made the job of the customer support agent easier.
Once your business starts to turn a profit, you will have a whole new dilemma. How should you utilise the profits? We explore some of the options.
Ten sources of grant funding, support, advice and networking opportunities for female-led business and entrepreneurs.
As businesses adapt to the 'delivery economy', it is more important than ever that small businesses optimise their fleet.
Eight sustainable business ideas that can make money and a positive impact on the environment or society at the same time.
SaaS tools deliver time-saving solutions that can streamline your most complicated workflow. Discover five SaaS tools that could be a game-changer for your business.

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