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Marketing matters. It drives sales and helps promote your brand and products. Discover how to market your business and reach your target customers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your employees can your biggest asset. They can also be your biggest challenge. We explain how to recruitment and manage staff successfully.

Businesses are required to comply with a wide range of business laws. We introduce the main rules and regulations you must comply with.

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.

Forming your business correctly is essential to ensure you are protected and you comply with the rules. Learn how to set up your business.

Learn why business planning is an essential exercise if your business is to start and grow successfully, attract funding or target new markets.

It is likely your business could not function without some form of IT. Learn how to specify, buy, maintain and secure your business IT.

June 2018

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Investment could be the key to getting your new venture on its feet. This infographic shows where government start-up spending went in 2017.
Most businesses rely on their online connectivity - so you need to make your network a top priority. How to choose the right equipment.
Creating your own business app means you're only ever a tap away from your customers, and it can provide you with valuable data. Where to start.
Understanding VAT can be a challenge for small businesses - and the rules are particularly complex for trades. Benjamin Dyer looks at the issues.
'But Bob usually does that' - sound familiar? Avoid a data disaster - five things you might be getting wrong when you back up your business files.
Passion is a great reason to start a business - but you need much more to make a success of it. Business guru Gill Fielding shares her expert advice.