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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.

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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.
As lockdown measures are lifted, many businesses are reopening. Discover why and how a lockdown exit plan can help.
Advice for those starting a small sole-trader business on the challenges ahead - from find suitable services and tech, attracting customers to receiving payments.
There comes a time when a business will benefit from a server. With these top tips it needn't cost the earth.
Money is tight when you're starting up. Learn some simple techniques that can help you avoid stretching your small business finances.
Water is essential to the operation of many businesses but that doesn't mean you should overpay for your supply. Tips to reduce your bills.
Taking on a co-founder can add new skills and experience to your team. Discover what you should look for to ensure you find the right person.
Business insurance overview for new businesses. Discover which insurance coverage you may require when starting up.
When you start a business, you become responsible for reporting and paying your own tax and National Insurance via Self Assessment.
Web scraping is a new concept to many. Discover how it can help your business identify suitable marketing influencers and boost the impact and reach of your online marketing.