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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.


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Six simple steps to raising the profile of your business in 2021 through online and offline advertising methods, social media and SEO.
Taking your products and services overseas can open up a whole host of new opportunities providing you have planned your expansion properly.
As we enter the new year, we look at the four essential tools that can help you leverage opportunities, grow and become more efficient.
Seven must-read business books, as recommended by our Donut users, for 2021.
The most popular content on the Donut websites on starting and running a business
Business advice for small firms in 2021; starting a business, marketing, SME finance and technology
Top tips for identifying your market niche and coming up with new business ideas when starting your entrepreneurial journey.
Understanding mental health has become a priority for businesses big and small - especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Discover why it matters.
The aim of any entrepreneur is to build a profitable business and draw that value from the business. The trick is deciding when the right time to extract that money is. Discover the four rules.
Why now might be the right time to consider adopting cryptocurrencies in your small business. A look at the benefits of being an early adopter.

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