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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.

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.

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In a well set-up office, the equipment, systems and environment all contribute to making your business more efficient. How to plan your office.
Theft, vandalism and arson are the crimes most likely to affect your business. The security measures you should consider to protect your premises.
Moving into licensed property is easier, quicker and cheaper than taking on a lease or buying a freehold property. Our overview of premises licences.
Moving premises can be time-consuming and disruptive to your business, and communication is key. Our guide to planning and managing a premises move.
As your business needs change, you may want to get out of your premises lease - but it will likely involve negotiation with your landlord. Our guide.
The right premises can boost productivity, attract good employees and give the right impression to customers. How to find business premises.
Some businesses start up from a kitchen table - but if you have a team, you need office space. How to choose the right premises based on your needs.
Life is not like the movies, but we can be inspired by them. Learn how fictional offices can help us create interesting and inspiring work places.
If you're starting a business, you'll need a base - whether it's a coworking space, your kitchen table, or somewhere else. Some options to consider.
Modern coworking spaces bring together a cross-section of generations - creating unforeseen opportunities. What these hubs mean for the way we work.
An inspiring and comfortable work space could have a big impact on your employees' happiness and productivity. How to get it right.
Simple changes to your office set-up could help your employees concentrate harder, collaborate better and feel happier. Georgie Moores explains.
Small firms in London are attracted to areas with excellent transport links and commercial development, such as Kings Cross and Waterloo.
What does your workspace say about your start-up business? Rory Hope reveals how to brand your premises to impress customers and please employees.
How to find the perfect premises for your start-up. Dave Peebles considers all the options, from leased offices to enterprise zones.