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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.

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

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When you set up your business, it pays to get the legal structure right from the start. Read our guide to your options and what you need to consider.
Franchising allows you to set up a business following a proven formula - although you'll be subject to restrictions. Our guide to franchising.
No matter what you sell online, getting customers to come to you is key. How to work smarter, not harder, when promoting your ecommerce store.
In these uncertain times, buying a business with a proven track record could be a safe route to success. How to know you’re making the right choice.
While some British businesses may feel their potential is being inhibited by Brexit, others may end up benefiting. Is now the right time to start up?
Although businesses are becoming more aware of workplace wellness, mental ill-health issues are on the rise. How to support your employees.
After this year's Small Business Saturday, we look at why supporting and celebrating the UK's independent businesses is good for everyone.
Becoming a franchisee means you can buy into a brand that's established and proven to be successful. The perks and drawbacks of franchising.
Strong competition, fear of the unknown and poor digital literacy holds back many potential entrepreneurs. Don't worry - start with these simple tips.
Learn from those entrepreneurs who've been there and done it. Gemma Went shares five essential pieces of business advice to help your start-up soar.
To propel your start-up to success, digital marketing needs to be part of your plan - but building a local following could pay off too. Here's how.
When working as a contractor, you can choose whether to operate under an umbrella company or set up on your own. How to make your decision.
Most businesses rely on their online connectivity - so you need to make your network a top priority. How to choose the right equipment.
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.
If you're starting up an ecommerce store, it's vital to get the payments process right. Anna Sainsbury describes the four security basics.