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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.

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.

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When it comes to start-up trends, the US regularly leads the way. Two big lessons that UK start-ups could learn from their Seattle counterparts.
2019 will no doubt bring challenges for UK businesses - but without a clear idea of what will happen after 29 March, how can you prepare? Start here.
Starting a new business from home avoids the cost and hassle of premises, but there are still practical issues to bear in mind. Where to start.
What does success really mean to you? Miranda Christopher explains why you shouldn't let your conditioning stop you achieving your business goals.
While most businesses have contingency plans for disasters such as fires, few have considered how they would cope with a pandemic. Here's the lowdown.
We're a risk-averse bunch - and buying from big, established businesses seems like the safest choice. How to persuade prospects to switch to you.
Having a strong logistics network is vital for many business types. To make sure yours is truly effective, create one that's built around your needs.
Tech has made it far easier for ambitious start-ups to expand into overseas markets right from the off. What you need to get straight before starting.
Social engineering scams trick you into taking action or giving up information that fraudsters can exploit. Protect yourself by reading our guide.
There are many ways your firm could reduce its environmental impact - from redesigning your packaging to choosing greener energy. Some tips.
Little adjustments can make all the difference to your personal effectiveness - and the best part is that you can begin today. Gemma Went explains.
Your first year in business is often the most difficult. The end of this time is the ideal point to analyse your strengths and identify weaknesses.
For some businesses, summer can be a peak trading period - but others see sales and productivity take a hit. Simple tips to help you stay in control.
To make a career as a freelance or contract worker, it's not as simple as just being great at what you do. Follow these steps to success.
No-one gets it right first time. This podcast series is packed with useful lessons from successful businesspeople - and some funny stories too.

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