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.
10 July 2018
To make a career as a freelance or contract worker, it's not as simple as just being great at what you do. Follow these steps to success.
28 June 2018
Investment could be the key to getting your new venture on its feet. This infographic shows where government start-up spending went in 2017.
21 June 2018
Most businesses rely on their online connectivity - so you need to make your network a top priority. How to choose the right equipment.
18 June 2018
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.
13 June 2018
Understanding VAT can be a challenge for small businesses - and the rules are particularly complex for trades. Benjamin Dyer looks at the issues.
11 June 2018
'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.
1 June 2018
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.
24 May 2018
Many leaders still hide their emotions at work. Ally Yates looks at the role of emotion in creating a positive, productive workplace environment.
22 May 2018
Your business domain name is a crucial part of your online branding. Here's how to choose the perfect domain, and the key rules to remember.
17 May 2018
Choosing the right project management method is key to successful projects. We explore the different methods you could use to manage your projects.

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