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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.

Advertising for, shortlisting and selecting the right recruit is not always easy. Our overview explains how to get your recruitment processes right.

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Many startups lack an HR department. This is a mistake as it can stifle recruitment and growth. Discover how to recruit and build your HR team.
Millennials will make up 50% of the workforce by 2020. You will need to get your strategies right if you want to recruit and retain the best talent.
Many disabled people struggle to find employment. Billy Leonard explains how more employers can take steps to hire and support disabled workers.
Working in recruitment calls for specific abilities including listening, patience and, above all, people skills. Have you got what it takes?
An interim manager can bring the experience and skills your business needs and teach you things to take your business forward says Clive Hyman.
Hiring your first employee is a big step for any start-up; here's how to choose the right candidate that will grow with your business.
These recruitment tips can help start-ups to manage their recruitment strategy so that they operate more efficiently and successfully as a business.
How to recruit effectively - our guide to understanding what you need, attracting candidates and assessing their skills, experience and attitude.
Advertise a vacancy on the GOV.UK website. Advertise jobs and search for jobseekers whose CVs match your needs. You will need to open an account.
Skilled interviewing is important to make sure you recruit the right person. How to interview candidates, and common mistakes to avoid.
Every business needs a variety of skills to be run effectively - use our checklist to find out how to make this happen.
Recruiting new staff will usually mean interviewing applicants. This checklist covers the basics of holding interviews.
You must check that every employee has the right to work in the UK. Penalties are up to £20,000 for each illegal worker and up to five years in prison.
Recruiting a graduate can give your business an influx of talent, enthusiasm and fresh ideas - our guide to attracting suitable candidates.
It's vitally important to make sure you hire the right person with the right skills to fill company needs. Read how to recruit successfully.