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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.

June 2021

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With the explosion of ecommerce, shipping has become a pressing issue for many small businesses. Solve the three most common problems when shipping your goods via a courier.
From paintwork to lighting, cleanliness to signage - there are many factors that contribute to the impression your premises make.
What are your obligations when your hobby becomes a source of income? Learn how much you can earn before tax is payable and how to pay.
Top tips to help you find the right candidates for your job vacancy that will help your business continue to grow successfully.
Starting and running a successful business is only possible with sufficient start up funds and robust financial management. These tips will help improve your company's finances.
Top tips on how to make your business premises appealing to both employees and customers
Social distancing looks likely to remain as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Technology in the form of mapping can help keep staff and customers safe.

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