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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.

A company website can reach customers globally, 24-hours a day. Discover the benefits of a company website, ecommerce and how to create a website.

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Good design is vital if you want a website that's attractive, organised and intuitive to use. Our guide to designing your business website.
So you've decided you need a website. Before you go bowling in, following these steps can help ensure you get your site right first time.
The internet undoubtedly brings a wealth of business benefits. But it also poses risks. This checklist explains how to get the most from the internet.
Building a website is an important way to promote your company and sell to a wider audience. Your domain name is how people locate your site.
Customers who shop across multiple channels spend more - but accommodating their behaviour can be difficult. How to operate a multi-channel strategy.
Chris Barling, CEO of ecommerce & EPOS specialist SellerDeck, looks at what a potential start-up owner needs to consider when going online.
Chris Barling, chairman of ecommerce and EPOS software supplier SellerDeck, seeks insight from his customers about how to boost online sales.
Getting people to visit your website is only half the battle. Chris Barling provides tips on how to sell more to customers once they're on your site.
It's easy to get upset when people visit your website, place products in their shopping cart but don't complete checkout. Chris Barling explains.
Defrauded, burgled, but not beaten. How John Sollars and his company Stinky Ink harnessed the power of ecommerce to come up smelling of roses.
Times were tough when Will Starrit and Andrew Taylor took over a motorcycle accessory shop. However, they were soon bucking the downward trend.
Discover how a £1 eBay advert quickly grew into an online business with a £1m turnover. Read the story of Luna Spas.
Chris Barling, CEO of ecommerce software supplier SellerDeck, shares his tips for online selling and says that normal business rules still apply.

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