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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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August 2018

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More and more micro-business owners in the UK now spend their holidays switching between business and leisure.

Over three-fifths of business owners have no succession plan in place and do not know how they will leave their business, according to a new study.

Employees across all industries are worried about reporting injuries sustained in the workplace to their employer for fear of making them angry, according to new research.

More than two-fifths of self-employed workers do not have a pension and a third say they can't afford to save for retirement, according to new research.

Business secretary Greg Clark has announced new plans to safeguard workers, pensions and small suppliers when a company goes bust.

The Government has published the first tranche of technical notices outlining the detailed implications of a no-deal exit from the European Union.

Post-millennial Generation Z employees value workplace perks more than any other age group, according to new research.

International trade secretary Liam Fox has set out a plan to make Britain a "21st century exporting superpower".

Confidence in the economy among directors has fallen to its lowest point in 2018, according to the findings of a new survey by the IoD.

A new survey of 2,000 UK employees has found that senior managers are the least trusted people in the workplace.

The Federation of Small Businesses has launched its search to find the best small businesses from across the UK.

Taxpayers could face tough penalties if they fail to declare their income on foreign assets before new legislation comes into force.