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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.

February 2019

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Throwing money down the drain? Make 2019 your year to finally get a handle on those business outgoings you never get around to thinking about.
Setting yourself up to provide trade services can be highly rewarding - but to beat the competition, you must get these three things right.
If you're new to ecommerce, dropshipping is a good place to start. How the business model works, and how to make a success of your online store.
Making a sustainable profit is a basic rule of business - but it's not the only issue worth your time. Why strong values make commercial sense.
Many transactions these days start with a quick Google. How the SEO professionals can help you get your site noticed by the search engines.
The findings of Atom’s 2019 survey of sole traders and small business owners show that Brexit and Making Tax Digital for VAT are major concerns.
Great workplaces offer an inclusive culture, opportunities for growth and a healthy work-life balance. Why flexible working is so appealing for staff.

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