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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.

April 2021

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Every second counts when you're running a business so time saving apps can be a real bonus for small business owners. We look at five of the best.
The UK has very close ties with Canada and it's an attractive market for UK businesses. If you're going there on business, here's what you need to know about eTAs.
Many dream of becoming their own boss but worry that the process will be tricky. We share five steps to becoming self-employed.
Blogging can make a massive difference to the visibility of your business online. Discover seven benefits of blogging.
You may be organised and have monthly budget for personal and business expenses. But what about those unexpected bills. Learn how to deal with unforeseen bills.
Many businesses start up as ecommerce businesses. That doesn't mean they have to remain solely online. Find out how your ecommerce business can enter the offline domain with a pop up shop.
Ready to go freelance? Get essential advice and on how to become a full or part-time freelancer, including what equipment and digital tools you need.
Money management can make or break your business. Make sure you're a success with these ten money management commandments.

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