Skip to main content
We're here with practical information for your business. Learn about business planning, running a business and more.

Search

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.

A strong brand sets your business apart and helps you to attract and retain customers. Learn how to create a strong brand image for your business.

Resource topics

8 results shown
Award-winning hairdresser Adee Phelan reveals how he developed his male grooming range SKNHEAD and built an exciting new hair care brand.
Branding and business image are key considerations for start-ups. Ces Loftus-Price provides her golden rules for branding your new venture.
Successful branding means creating a consistent visual language - both online and off. How your office space can reinforce your brand identity.
Connecting with your target customers means speaking to them in way that feels truly authentic. The questions to ask to discover your brand's voice.
Getting certified by an impartial third party helps businesses demonstrate their high standards. Nine marks to look for in the garment sector.
Business awards increase brand visibility, build trust and improve staff spirits. Vilayte Essa on why awards can do wonders for your reputation.
How do you look, behave or project yourself in a professional capacity? Does your personal brand give the message you want to project to customers?
The look and feel of your business cards, compliment slips and letterheads is important, they say a lot about your business. We explain.