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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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May 2019

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More UK exporters are reporting a decrease in orders in the opening quarter of the year according to the latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook.

One in five UK sole traders is preparing for proposed off-payroll reforms even though the new IR35 legislation won't affect them, research has revealed.

A new study has found that small business leaders interfere in people management more than they do in other business disciplines.

Twelve months after the introduction of new data privacy legislation, many organisations are struggling to meet their obligations.

Nearly one in three ethnic minority employees has been told to adopt a "western work name" by their boss, according to a new study.

New research from MoneySuperMarket reveals the most and least expensive places to insure a home.

New research from MoneySuperMarket reveals the most and least expensive places to insure a home.

Following recent publication of its new report, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) wants employers to gain a better understanding of obesity.

The Prime Minister's latest offer to allow MPs a vote on a second referendum if they back her EU Withdrawal Bill has been more warmly welcomed by the CBI than by many MPs.

There are 374,000 more employees in the UK working from home when compared to 10 years ago, according to new TUC analysis.

According to recent research, the UK is the world’s 13th best country in which to start a business.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) believes “Britain’s jobs boom” will continue into the next quarter, as “employers shrug off the uncertainty around Brexit with new hires”.