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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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Applicant tracking software makes recruitment easier and helps you find the best person for the job by automating job ad posts and CV assessment.
There's no-one more qualified to tell us what it takes to make it than you - small business owners on the front line. Your key tips for success.
Getting funds or investment for your business takes preparation. Clive Hyman guides you through six steps to successful fund-raising.
Many disabled people struggle to find employment. Billy Leonard explains how more employers can take steps to hire and support disabled workers.
Ally Yates suggests four ways to disagree with colleagues constructively to avoid conflict and ensure business discussions have positive outcomes.
New research shows that teenagers are increasingly using Instagram to follow their idols, keep up with trends and present their "true self" to the world.

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