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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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How do you go about arranging health insurance for you and your employees? It's not as difficult as you might think with our simple guide.
Using virtual and remote staff is an increasingly popular solution for small businesses that need access to technical skills. Discover how a virtual chief technology officer can help your business grow.
An effective marketing team will need a range of skills and attributes. We look at the essential knowledge, skills and qualities your marketing team needs to successfully execute your marketing plans.
A guide to business accelerators for start up businesses, how they work and the differences between incubators and accelerators.
Discover 12 business ideas for food lovers.
Completing your own tax returns is a necessary requirement if you're self-employed. This blog will help you to complete your returns confidently, minimising the risk of financial penalties.
With 31 October fast approaching, Mike Parkes from GoSimpleTax explains how to prepare your paper Self Assessment return and file with confidence.
As COVID restrictions lift more people than ever are discovering the skills and confidence to start their own business. Start Up Loans share 12 post-COVID business ideas.
Do we need to worry about the rise of machine learning in business or does it open new opportunities? We take a look at the arguments on both sides.
There are always several options to fund a start up business but is it different if you have already retired? Four start up business funding options for recent retirees.