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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.

December 2021

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Do you know how your business has performed in 2021. Discover how KPIs can answer your question and give you a strategy for growth in 2022.
Modern ways of working require modern approaches to staff management to reduce costs and wastage, improve staff loyalty and increase efficiency. Enter e-rostering.
Advice for small business owners for 2022 including tips on recruitment, protecting your profit margins, networking and project management apps.
The most popular small business content on the Donut websites from 2021, including SME finance, start-up guides and business blogs
Making Tax Digital for VAT is being extended in April 2022. Find out if your business is affected and what you need to do to comply with the rules.
Could employee ownership be the answer to your recruitment woes? We look at the pros and cons of employee ownership for start up businesses.
Get your self assessment tax return complete and delivered to HMRC with these ten top tips so you can put your feet up this Christmas.
Business owners reveal the one thing they would do differently if they were to start their business again, and the most popular answer is “start sooner”.
Fancy a career as a freelance model? How can you make your dream a reality? This blog includes ten steps to establishing a freelance modelling career.

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