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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.

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

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If the thought of a computer breakdown gives you cold sweats, you need to take steps to minimise the risks. These steps can help safeguard your IT.
Technology has drastically changed the face of business but has brought a wealth of new risks. We look at the top ten cyber security risks of 2019.
Businesses new and old need to carefully consider how they store, manage and protect their documents. Why dedicated software could be the answer.
The opportunistic WannaCry cyber attacks revealed gaping flaws in basic security planning. How can businesses avoid being caught out again?
If you're outsourcing your IT, you need a company that can deliver the right services. Here are six tips for getting the right service at the right price.
Tech can help streamline processes, improve efficiency and get your team working together better. Key features to look out for in your teamwork tools.
Telecoms can play a significant role in a hotel's success. How your business could be missing out - and the benefits of investing in a better system.
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.
'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.
It can be truly daunting starting up your own enterprise. Handy smartphone apps that can make managing a business just that little bit easier.
Applicant tracking software makes recruitment easier and helps you find the best person for the job by automating job ad posts and CV assessment.
Are you guilty of some of the most common mobile bad manners, such as oversharing, texting while walking and taking too many selfies?
Merchant services help you take card payments quickly, easily and securely. Libby James explains how they work and outlines the options.
Rory Hope on the five technology must-haves for every start-up business, including accounting software, social media and digital filing.
A business telephone number can be a key part of your brand identity and it can increase customer communication. How to choose the right number.