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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.

September 2018

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Your first year in business is often the most difficult. The end of this time is the ideal point to analyse your strengths and identify weaknesses.
Teesside games studios
Starting up is exciting - and expensive - but loans can be hard to secure with no trading history. Three essential steps to boost your chances.
Fresh, engaging online content creates engagement with your audience and drives traffic - and sales. How to get your content strategy right.
AI start-up helps steel industry oral history project
E-learning for employees isn't just flexible and convenient - it can be tailored to your exact needs. The benefits of a Learning Management System.
Remember: employees are people, and need to feel their efforts are appreciated. The positive benefits of recognising and rewarding your staff.
Moving into a new market brings serious challenges at any time, but especially now with EU exit terms still under discussion. Tips for success.
Your new business needs to get its name known - and SEO should be a key part of your digital marketing plan. How to get off to a flying start.
Take on a business loan or sell shares in your start-up? The pros and cons of each funding method, and how to maximise your chances of success.

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