Guiding you to a better future

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

15 November 2018
Small businesses can't afford to get hiring wrong. How to ensure any new employees fit with your existing team - and your long-term goals.
13 November 2018
Tech has made it far easier for ambitious start-ups to expand into overseas markets right from the off. What you need to get straight before starting.
8 November 2018
Businesses that sell via Amazon's fulfilment programme see great results - if they put in the work. This infographic walks you through the key steps.
8 November 2018
Social engineering scams trick you into taking action or giving up information that fraudsters can exploit. Protect yourself by reading our guide.
1 November 2018
There are many ways your firm could reduce its environmental impact - from redesigning your packaging to choosing greener energy. Some tips.
26 October 2018
In uncertain times, it's good to know your business has options if you hit a sticky cash flow situation. Four funding solutions to consider.
26 October 2018
If a staff member does a really poor job, or makes a serious mistake, it can be an emotionally-charged situation. How to feed back constructively.
19 October 2018
When customers need help fast, nothing beats a phone call to your friendly support team. Try these three tools to supercharge your service.
17 October 2018
Successful branding means creating a consistent visual language - both online and off. How your office space can reinforce your brand identity.
17 October 2018
UK businesses have plenty on their plates at the moment - but boosting productivity doesn't need to be taxing. Three simple steps to get you started.

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