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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.

July 2018

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Surveys suggest not many employees are actively engaged in the workplace. Turn this around in three simple steps, says Karen O'Donnell.
An inspiring and comfortable work space could have a big impact on your employees' happiness and productivity. How to get it right.
Small businesses don't have the time to chase debtors - and yet an unpaid invoice could cripple your cash flow. Four ways an agency could help.
For some businesses, summer can be a peak trading period - but others see sales and productivity take a hit. Simple tips to help you stay in control.
A joint venture could be the key to success when you start up - offering a balance between autonomy and security. Five reasons to take the plunge.
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.

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