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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.

Effective cash flow management is crucial. Learn tips and techniques to help you maintain a positive cash flow and keep your finances in the black.

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Effective cash flow management is vital so your business has the funding needed to keep trading. Our guide to controlling your cash with confidence.
While you can't know exactly what the future holds, budgeting reduces uncertainty and helps you anticipate problems. Here's how to create a budget.
Credit control helps you optimise your cash flow and avoid late payment or non-payment. Read our guide to setting up a credit control system.
Invoicing is one major area you need to get right in any business - and managing it manually can be tricky. The benefits of an automated solution.
Social media allows SMEs to air their frustration over late payers. But naming and shaming errant customers is not a good idea says Samantha White.
There are a few techniques and sure-fire ways of tackling cash flow; but it's important to remember that it comes down to a few simple steps.
You probably have big plans for your start-up, but need cash to turn your dreams into a reality. Here are three ways to save money for your start-up.
Alternative finance is fast becoming the go-to place for business loans, especially as there are so many options to choose from. Here's a summary.
Fraudsters often target small firms, sensing the opportunity to net a bigger haul from a business than they could extract from a person. So stay safe.
Getting paid is crucial for any small business. Whether you invoice, take payments online or in person, make it easy for customers to pay you.
Effective cash flow management is vital so your business has the funding needed to keep trading. Our guide to controlling your cash with confidence.
Read our list of tips for controlling your cash flow, including chasing debts and avoiding the dangers of overtrading.
To avoid the risk of late payment - or no payment at all - it's essential to vet the people you offer credit to, and make your terms clear.
Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.
A helpful checklist on drawing up your business budget, including what to put in it and who to involve in the process.

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