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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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Getting to grips with car finance needn't be difficult. Ask yourself these questions to narrow down your options and find the right choice for you.
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.
Technology has drastically changed the face of business but has brought a wealth of new risks. We look at the top ten cyber security risks of 2019.
If you own a small business, it's likely you want it to grow - but it's not always clear whether you're taking the right steps to success. Six tips.
Finding time to digest conflicting advice on SEO can be tough when you're running a business. Cut the confusion and focus on these six key measures.
Businesses new and old need to carefully consider how they store, manage and protect their documents. Why dedicated software could be the answer.
Some businesses start up from a kitchen table - but if you have a team, you need office space. How to choose the right premises based on your needs.
The opportunistic WannaCry cyber attacks revealed gaping flaws in basic security planning. How can businesses avoid being caught out again?
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?
There are millions of home-based businesses in the UK. Here are some tips for those businesses on appearing more professional and established.

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